This spring, I will receive 2 new packages of bees and I will split my existing 3 hives. I have trouble seeing the queen, possibly because I wear thick glasses and am physically unable to keep a hive open for long. The hunched over position is very difficult for me. So, I think that I will put strips of foundation in the middle of a brood box as in the Miller method, and then simply thumbtack one strip on an empty frame for each split. That way, if they need a queen they will for sure have the eggs to make one. Unless, of course, a hive is thoughtfull enough to make some queen cells. Even I can find a queen cell. Here's a question, though. Supposing I take a frame with a queen cell and put it in a nuc. If I add a frame of brood to the nuc from a different hive, would the bees fight or would the confusion be enough so that they would unite peacefully? Since neither frame was in their home hive? And, what are YOUR plans for the spring? Will you be trying anything new, or expanding on what you already have?