Thanks all. These sorts of lessons are pretty expensive--lessons from experience, that is--but they're pretty effective because I won't be forgetting them.
In my hurry I paid no attention to the orientation of the combs rubberbanded into the frames.. This "hive" (not sure it can even be considered one) is most likely doomed and I'm thinking that we ought to just take our lumps on this one. We'll continue to feed them. When we did the cut-out we should have looked a lot harder for that wild queen because, as I understand it, sometimes the wild queens have striped abdomens that blend in pretty well with the working class (I remember seeing Mr. Bush and someone else discussing this).. Anywho the loss is: $30 queen
6 hours of a rainy weekend day
Again, I think the value of the knowledge gained kind of balances things..
Right now this bunch is just in a single medium hive body with some of the frames with the natural comb that the workers have actually stored some nectar and pollen in; some frames that are not yet drawn; and then there are some medium frames that we robbed from a prolific hive/queen that were fresh drawn (partial) with eggs in them. When we checked those frames, the cells that had eggs were capped and I'm thinking they should be hatching around 09-21 since we put them there about two weekends ago.. MAYBE the young brood (in the hundreds at best, sadly) will stimulate the queen to get crackin'? OH, they're also being fed sugar water.. I'm pretty sure it's 1:1 with a tsp of Pro-Health.