I hived a swarm about a week ago and checked in on them for the first time today. I saw very few bees; maybe enough to cover 3/4 of a medium frame. I did find the queen (happily) and I saw that she did lay a few eggs, but I figured that without a few more bees they'd never build up and would die out. So I swapped hive locations with a much stronger hive a few feet away. That, I think, turned out to be a HUGE mistake. When I checked up on the swarm hive tonight before dark I saw the queen being "balled" on top of the top cover. I didn't quite know what to do about that, so I just closed up the hive and walked away feeling pretty sad and stupid because I think she's dead because of me. Anyway, I swapped the hives back to their original locations to prevent further damage, though the worst of it is probably already done. I suppose there's a slim chance the swarm hive will be able to raise their own queen from one of the eggs, but it would seem to be a long shot if you do the math in terms of how long it will take to raise a queen and get her laying. Anyway, I'm passing my story along so other new beekeepers can potentially learn from my mistake--don't do what I did. Also, if the forum has any advice or can point out the fatal flaw in my location swap plan, I'd appreciate the tutelage. Thank you.