I decided to look into my "strong" hive (of 2) to see why numbers seem to be down. No queen, no larva, no eggs. Still a lot of bees, who were quite well behaved. No capped cells, two empty swarm cells and one empty supercedure cell. No luck finding a queen for sale anywhere, though my name is on a list for 3 weeks from now with one supplier. In the meantime, I want to try to raise a queen. Should I do this in a nuc from the other colony, which is also going pretty strong, taking some honey, pollen, brood frames into a nuc box or can I shake the bees off a frame with eggs/larva and put that in the queenless hive? Thanks for any help.