My hive swarmed and so I caught it and put them in a medium box and the march in the box happened and they stayed in the box (no screened bottom board so its dark). I added a second medium to imitate a deep.
My problem is, I dont see any eggs and didnt see a queen. All they are doing is making honey and lots of it and its kind of spread out all over the place between the 2 mediums. This is my first swarm capture and im not sure of the typical behavior for a new hive. I usually get packages in a nuc.
Would they stay in the box without a queen? I set the [new] hive right next to my old one. Could they just be flying back and forth thinking they dont need a queen in that box? (maybe bc one is on the other box from whence they originally came)
My original hive is still chugging along, brood, honey, etc.. although at a much slower pace.
Thanks for any advice,