Short version. requeened a bad nuc 2 weeks ago, made sure queen was out and laying, moved hive to other bee yard where another bad nuc was located, combined (newpaper) two nucs. go check on them and they are combined BUT can't find a queen or any eggs. It is now mid Aug. in southwest michigan and I think a new queen is just throwing money away, what do you think? One good hive is at that yard so should I do a shake out and hope they combine with the good hive? If the nuc's had foul brood will they transfer that to my good hive if i shake out? I don't want anything to mess up my good hive. I won't buy anything else from the nuc supplier that's for sure.