JP, I still think that it was good that you intervened, that queen surely would have perished had you not. Good.
Jospeh's explanation about the queen balling was good. Sometimes the bees just don't know what they are doing, and their mob attitude can soon kill that poor queen, when all she wanted to do was head their colony and make babies for them to attend. I don't get the balling thing, but yes, it happens. Oh well, maybe they do know something that we don't, but go figure. Beautiful day in this great life. Cindi