I am in my third year of beekeeping and managed 24kg from two hives last year. Alas, right now, one of my colonies seems queenless and v low on numbers (no eggs or brood), but the other, while still small, is at least queen-right. Should I try merging the weaker colony into the stronger one, or risk just losing it completely? I’ve read plenty that says that now is completely the wrong time of year to combine colonies. Any advice?