Got to take a peek at my bees this afternoon since school was out early. I had one hive that I have been uneasy about because one day as I was out at the hives watching the bees come in, I saw a huge bunch of drones come into one hive like a fleet of bombers? I thought it was an unusually huge number of drones. Anyway, I got into the hive today and the bees had honey in the supers, but when I got down into the hive bodies, there was nothing. This was the hive that swarmed last month and I saw no eggs, larvae, or brood throughout two hive bodies.. In fact there were few bees in the hive bodies at all. - I was able to take the lower hive body off entirely. Our high school principal called me last weekend and he had a swarm of bees in his yard that were on the ground. I went over and got them. It wasn't a big swarm, but I brought them home. So - with the small swarm, and a queenless hive - I just combined the two. Was that a "good" thing or not? I figured the swarm must have had a queen, they were working quietly in the hive I put them in. Thought this would build it up quicker and the queen would take over the old hive. I did combine them with the newspaper method. HOW long should I wait before I check to see if things are ok?