Yesterday I picked up a swarm on a house and grass below. Home owners son got to the some bees with Black Flag before dad got home. Dad shut him down has a bit more common sense than the 19 year old. Didn't see any dead ones around. I collected a good two pounds all together. I don't think the queen is there because the bees were getting in behind the siding which tells me they may have set up shop.
what I did do was combine them with my weakest hive by adding a sheet of news paper adding slits to it and placing the bees inside the hive body. Does this sound good to you all? Going to pick up another one after work today in Mad city, Madison WI. Hope the queen is there a good size basketball.