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4 mos late, but for info...

First thing is decent queen finding skills are important, any work in this area will pay off well.
Don't look at each bee, look for the different bee, the large abdomen is hard to miss, often they are a different coloring than the nurse bees.

Swarming bees are usually docile, if they are bitchy they may not have a queen.

Vacuum up a queenless swarm and spray them with a good dose of sugar water so you can merge them with your existing?
Bob Binnie says "They will all be sisters when they get done licking off the sugar!" :)

DO NOT combine them if there is a second queen.....
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