Just a thought, this has probably been spoken about before, but please refresh my memory, should this be the case. This is the scenario, judging by a swarm that was cast and caught last fall, around the time of September 6th. I know that in my area a late season swarm can occur....never thought it would, but the tale tells it tale.
My 10 colonies are enormous, the flow will be continuing for more than a further month, and without a doubt, this flow will still strong. The honeyflow is a different matter. The example being, should the colonies require any form of feeding, the feeding must stop by the 5th of October or so, otherwise there can not be the proper processing before the winter cluster. I suspect that there may be a possibility of a swarm or two to be cast. I am hoping that I have done enough preventative measures that one will not occur. But....should one occur, is this following measure a possible way to ensure that the issued swarm could be brought together with the originating colony, to have this originating colony be extremely strong, heading into the wintertime. That is what we strive for, young, strong bees to head the colony for the wintertime.
The swarm is caught, this swarm is housed for a few days in a box, the queen cells that would be nearing maturing in the originating colony destroyed, the swarm with that mother queen reunited with that colony. I hope that my request for information is clear, if not, please advise, I will more deeply elaborate.
Would this work or not. I need clear answers....and I know that I will get an understanding from my forum pals that have had experience with this or not, or even assumptions would be a wonderful thing. Have a great day, a wonderful day, a wonderful life. Cindi