I have a hive that has always had HUGE numbers of bees. It's my no.1 hive. 3-4 weeks ago I found swarm cells. what I did and probably not what I should was I made a nuc with the old queen. She is a prolific layer. I already have in 2 deeps and she is laying in both. Well, I left the old hive to make their own queen cause I wanted part of the same genetics as her. That didn't happen. Talking to my long distance mentor She said I need to re-queen. My question is with this hive still so large but, no brood left can I order 2 queens and make an equal split? Is there enough time in the year to get numbers up for them to make it through winter? There are plenty honey/pollen stores they will have. Or to be safe stick to one queen for this hive. They key here is survival.