This hive's queen died while still in the cage. We could move a frame (with eggs) from one of the other hives, but there are not many bees left, possibly too few to raise a queen. Also the other 3 hives are only just getting established. I am afraid I may end up weakening the donor hive.My advice is to not be too hasty about combining the weak one- some packages and queens take a coupel weeks to get up and running, then they are fine. If they have a live queen, then look for eggs or new brood in a couple of weeks.
Sounds like your wife is a winner!