As I posted earlier, I had a hive that was queenless. Just took delivery of 2 queens today. I ordered an extra just in case a death occurred during shipping. I have a total of four hives, seem to be doing well, 'cept the one. Now that I have an extra queen, I've considered removing some frames from a couple hives to build up a 5 frame nuke. ?1- Is it too late in the NE, to do a split? I'm North of Syracuse about 40 miles. ?2- Can I mix frames rather than take five from one hive? ?3- Can I remove the cork and just introduce the new queen to the queenless hive, allowing the bees to eat the candy and release her, or should I give them time to get aquainted.