Two questions: Why are bees building comb on the outside of the box? How do I source a queen? Some years ago I worked 20 hives in Romania. I helped a paper-thin old grandfather with heavy work. I built components, carried boxes and windows full of honey to the spinner, spun honey out and split wood to make smoke. I am back in the states and have just realized I am not qualified. 7 days ago a swarm landed on some apartments that I manage. One of the tenants called a CraigsList advertiser. He drove an hour and half only to leave half of the bees. 4 days ago I decided to collect the cantaloupe sized remnant rather than let someone spray them with hornet killer. I dusted then off the house with a goose feather and put them in to a 5 â€˜windowâ€™ box with the highest of hopes. Chances are that the swarm catcher got the queen. Can I source one locally? Should I buy one and have her shipped? Do I have time for that? Do I just give up? I checked in on the bees for the first time tonight and was disappointed to find a majority of the bees on the front of the box with some erratic wax built there and almost no activity on the foundation inside the box. Should I of let the tenants use their hornet spray? How to I tell my new bees to get to work in the right place?