It looks like I need to combine a weak hive or two. One of my hives that swarmed didn't have a strong hive to leave to her daughter. This happened almost 2 weeks ago. I have seen the new queen, but I have yet to see any eggs, larvae, etc. There isn't any capped brood. This is a gentle, yet small group of bees. My other hive has a new queen, but as I checked it yesterday to see if she was laying, I did see ONE frame of new larvae, but no eggs, larvae anywhere else. As I pulled a frame out, I saw a "ball" of bees on the screen-bottom board. I gently used my hive tool to move it and then I saw the queen. She got up on a frame and I pulled it out, I noticed that she was dragging her back leg. A few bees were around her but not many. So are these bees trying to kill her and supercede her? This hive too has a lot of honey, pollen, but no capped brood. SO my dilema is - do I wait and see a few more days on BOTH hives, or do I go ahead and combine them? If so should I combine them together OR should I combine them with a couple of splits I made earlier? I have never had to combine a hive before and have only "read" the How - to's - so what do you WISE beeks have to tell me?