The cut out we just did yesterday was a bit trying, and I am not 100% sure we got the queen. :doh:Think so, but these ladies are so shook up it is hard to say... From a dark messy old condemned house and they were so happy until we took their house...Gosh I hope we got her. First try we cut all the comb and brood, unknown to us she ran... WE waited to see them marching into the hive... no marching. The second try at 6"30 at night - a huge basketball size cluster, like a swarm essentially, on the same wall. I made a makeshift slide so the queen couldn't fall around the back of the box and I cupped in my hands and arms around the entire cluster and raked them into the super box...and covered it. It appeared we go the queen this time...others trying to get into the box etc. Steve checked on the way to work and says some are still going into and out of the old house, but appear disorganized.. Question 1: Could there have been 2 queens? this photo almost looks like 2 separate colonies - note the square shaped brood at the bottom and the festoon shaped brood about 2 feet away...There appeared 2 separate knot hole entrances to the same wall space in addition to many open cracks in the clapboards. The hive we took home is acting like a normal colony with the in and out traffic. They are still upset and do try to back us up some but not frenzied. Question 2: If we go back in there Monday (Steve is working all weekend) and there is another cluster, we can't add them to the existing hive then can we??? or would we have to start another hive with those and add a queen if needed. Question 3: They are 150 yards down the road. Is this close enough for the other hive mates to find the new beeyard???...Similar to moving a hive across a farm yard, I suppose...based on Steve still seeing traffic into and out of the old house.