Do you just suck the queen up too, or do you handle her some other way?
4 boxes, wow!! Were they there more than One year? No insulation in that wall?
I am always on the look out for the queen to catch her, but sometimes she is vacuumed up. There were bees in this same spot once before according to the owner. The colony I removed had been there, acording to the owner, for approximately 18 months. No insulation, in fact, she hired a company to blow insulation into the walls and they stopped because of the bees.
I usually catch her and keep her in a hairclip queen catcher before introducing her to the colony. I may introduce her that evening on site at dark, the next day, or even a week later. All depends on the situation.http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/xJDQA8tf1yBAVO8gXgkpSQ?feat=directlinkhttp://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/hIDcgX0T2-sJII6XN3CJPw?feat=directlink
In the photos above you see the queen and then the same queen inside of the queen catcher. She can't get out but workers can, in order to tend to her.