Then it might start to look like this strong colony.
How soon after uniting can I check how they are doing, and start re-arranging frames?? After some thought, decided to leave the queen-less hive with a full set of frames on the bottom, the new swarm with queen and only 5 frames on top. As soon as possible, I want to move any good frames in upper, to the lower chamber. Then remove the upper brood, maybe replace with a super.
I would leave them in peace for perhaps a week. Then certainly you want to get those frames with brood, and the queen, down to the bottom chamber.
Yes, do away with the upper chamber, but only put on a super if the brood chamber is nearly full, with both colonies and there is a honey flow starting. Otherwise they will probably just leave it empty.
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