I noticed that the cluster was still hanging onto the limb. How did you know that you got the queen into the box? Did you just let them march in until the end or did you finally smoke them to hurry them along???
Responded to the first part of the question with my last post. I never smoked them at all. I typically never smoke swarm balls. They just march in when you put a large enough amount of the bees in the box whether you have the queen or not. I used a NUC that already had comb and prop in the box as well as a couple frames of drawn comb. I think this had something to do with their marching in as well.
Well see that is something new for me to hear. Didn't know they would go into the box at all without the queen until I read your post here and the other post as well.
Thanks for the info once again