* Take the old queen and a couple brood combs without queen cells with workers aside in its own bee hive (the unmarked queen might be very hard to find). The original colony that no longer has a queen will raise the new queen from a swarm cell. This queen will later be changed to a reared queen at the end of the season, usually during feeding!
* Put one drone frame in every new, added hive body, The ''A. m. mellifera'' queen lays often eggs in every hive body.