My Neighbor, fellow beekeeper, had an extra queen coming tomorrow and asked me if I wanted to requeen the swarm we picked up a month ago. I had intended to requeen it later in the summer or fall, but thought it a good opportunity to do it. I got into the hive this morning and after looking at every frame found her and pinched her. I left her in the bottom of the hive. The new queen should arrive tomorrow. I have seen so many different opinions on how long to wait until putting the new queen in, it is really just up to the individual beekeeper. I am just waiting 24 hrs before putting the queen in. I felt pretty bad pinch the old queen. She seemed to be doing okay. lots of capped brood an larva...although I think the lay patterns was a bit sporadic. I am crossing my fingers that they will take well to the new queen.