JP, I got some comments, if I can remember them all. For one, that was a beautiful job and the pictures you took are astounding!!! Keep them coming, it is so enlightening to see these colonies that do not live in the boxes that human provide for them eventually.
Did the bees actually only use that small hole I see in the bottom of the floor thing to get in, that tiny little hole? Amazing.
The size of your bee vacuum is alarmingly big, how in the blazes do you carry that thing around anyways. YOu are one busy dude with all the stuff.
The robbing that was going on may have been a good thing? It keep the other bee colony away from the one you were getting? Is this correct thought?
Anyways, good job, great you got that beautiful queen, she is beautiful. When I see pictures of the queen bee, it brings that smile to my face too, like Annette said, something about the beauty of that girl. Have the most beautiful and wonderful day, love our life we be livin'. Cindi