I can get a swarm from a guy for a reasonable amount ($50) but am wondering without brewd and honey stores ( I planned on feeding them with 50/50 sugar water) how long before they start gaining in numbers. I have a nice new hive to put them into ? They will have to draw out the comb then the queen can lay eggs in it. Interested in the buzzzzzz about this. Thanks Jim In Western Washintgon State where the high temp hasen't been in the 90s yet.