A family friend has offered to try to have a swarm of bees for our empty hive, and has had my hive for about a week now. However, she had 3 hives and 2 were supposedly affected by CCD and now she wants to try to put her hive out there to see if the bees will come to hers. Her hives have the empty frames that have been built up by her bees, but she says that the swarming bees will be healthier if they came into a hive that has about half of the new frames and half of the frames from her old hive that was built up by her bees. My question is...is it true that bees will be more likely to come into the hive if it is partially built up? and since her hive was affected by CCD, is it alright to reuse them? Any info would be great!