Sorry, that wasn't very clear, was it? The hive is composed of one deep super (9 1/2, or so high) and one shallow (5 3/4, or so high) super. I'd like to simply move the shallow to a new spot and let those bees raise a new queen.A small what? What are you calling a small?
Mating nucs are small, but I don't know that I would try using one to start a colony.