Ha ha. Bee distribution Like your style hivemaker. I am about to erm re distribute a nuc tomorrow afternoon.How long has the colony been Queenless,and how strong is it,how many frames of bee's,if strong enough the first thing to add is some brood. I have my own way of dealing with them,but won't suggest that way,as that has more to do with bee redistribution.
chuck on floor as far away as possible, not miles but enough for the young bees to be confused, cluster and die, the older bees will fly back to the hive - drop a frame of brood in from another hive with young bees and your away, next drop in a happy mated queen 2 days later and all sorted, end of problem (x fingers lol)What happens to them once they're chucked in the grass???
We had a very similar problem earlier this year. A swarm we got lost the queen and ended up with laying workers. We bit the bullet and bought a nuc. To boost numbers we decided to add the old swarm to the nuc.After all that, we were wondering whether to boost the, now, somewhat depleted numbers in my hive and thus winter survivability, whether I should have the bees back or whether these might attack my queen as has been said?
If so how to do it easiest, best and safest. ?Shake them in the grass.
Without wishing to anthropomorphise, it seems a shame to lose them after all the effort, but even more so I don't want to risk losing the lot.