Thanks so much for the input. I went back tonight after dinner and I didn't see any bees in the wall but there were maybe 50 or so bees that congregated on the windows.
I realize they probably are hiding in the cracks and crevices between the planking in the wall.
I blocked up the outside entrance so they can't head back outside in the morning and hopefully I can get the rest of them.
I will put a piece of comb there like you suggested Robo.
JP I was wondering about using some bee quick to drive the rest out, thanks.
Annette, yes this is my first cutout. I almost turned it over to someone else when I heard it was in the corner of the exterior of the house and then I said what the heck, I'll at least go and look at it.
It turned out they were building the comb right behind a panel where pipes run through so it was easy enought to get to.
I had my husband with me, he doesn't know anything about doing a cutout but he helped me with whatever I thought needed to be done.
I have been reading as much as I can online about doing cutouts so if the opportunity ever arose I would be somewhat prepared so I just told my husband what I thought we should do and we got lucky with an easy enough one.
Its a good learning experience for both of us, he is really starting to get into the bees now so its been nice to have a hobby together.
The best part is that I took my son along at the last minute so he could see a cutout.
He is the one I gave a hive to this year, he is almost 7 and LOVES anything bees.
He asked me if he could come along and the look on his face was pure desperation, he just had to go.
I figured if things weren't going well we were only one town away and one of us could always bring him back home.
It worked out great though so now he has helped catch a swarm and do a cutout.
He is becoming very knowledgeable about bees and I am so proud of him.
So anyway, another adventure in beekeeping.
I really wish I got the queen but I just have this feeling that I didn't. I know you don't always see the queen in a colony but they aren't acting like they have a queen
When I caught the swarm there were bees fanning outside calling the other bees with their nasonov glands and the bees were flying right into the hive.
I don't see that happening here.
I will go back in the morning and see what is going on with them.
Thanks for all the help and support everyone.
I will let you know what happens after I get them in the morning.