Hello all Thanks for all the information you all share, it is super helpful. I did a cutout on Memorial Day. I looked at it on Saturday, coming and going from a house wall. Sunday the homeowner called saying there was a cloud of bees flying all of a sudden...the sky was black with bees. It was about to rain and did, they collected on the wall and went back in. I came and cut out the hive the next day. It was an incredibly hard to get at hive and I didn't find the queen but I did find 8 or more capped queen cells and a few hatched out cells. I sucked them up with a Robo style bee vac and left them overnight. Tuesday I brought them home and checked over what I had. They were really active and flying all over the place when I opened the hive but didn't collect up anywhere like a swarm. I found all but two queen cells opened and a young queen which I put in a clip. I swear I found another but by the time I got the clip, I couldnt find her again (I begin to doubt myself). Here's the thing I don't understand....there was no interest by any other bees to the queen in the cage. Did I interrupt an afterswarm? There was capped brood but no eggs. The neighbor said there was a swarm two weeks ago, presumably from this hive. What do you think I have here? What happened to all the queens in the queen cells? If I still have the queen that was originally trying to swarm and I kept that from happening, what do you think will happen next? Will they still swarm? --Brownie ps there were more drones in this hive than I have ever seen!