I assume she does not have a queen-right hive. If that is the case beats me what to do. If she does have or can get a queen-right hive, I vote to shake out the laying worker hives.
It is just burlap from a big box store. They sell rolls of it in the garden center for plant protection in the fall and I have some leftover. I soaked it in a thin flour/water mix (per the instructions in Warre's book) which gives it a bit more structure. (Sorry for the off topic!)Colleen O. - Where'd you get the cloth for the covering on your hive top?