Was going to split a very strong hive today and use a queen cell from a cut out crackerbee and myself did. Had a few chores to do before playing in the bees and all of a sudden heard that familiar sound of a bee tornado. They split themselves before I had time to do so. Landed in the old gum tree and the only thing I could find to put them in was a cardboard box. They took right to it, then I remembered that I had a 10 frame deep with new foundation in the bee vac. so I sat it on the top of the open cardboard box hoping they would move up while I finished my chores. They were not moving up so I decided to just go ahead and hive them myself, as I poured them into the deep they took to the sky again. I was in hot pursuit beating on the cardboard box hoping to get them to lite on a tree branch but the ol' queen was not having anything to do with it. Chased them 1/4 mile before a big briar patch stopped me and I watched them keep going, never even slowed down. Oh well, just added to the feral population in the area. Good luck ladies, maybe someone down the road will pay me for doing a cut out :lol: Pics later.