I have two hives that I keep at the house (my pets). I found swarm cells in one and a week later came home to find a swarm in a tree 20 feet in front of the hive.
I cut the limb and shook it into a new box. The next morning the swarm wasn't there. I thought they must have found a better place. During my hive inspection today I found both of my marked queens their hives. Laying eggs and good brood patterns.
Did a new queen swarm out of the hive? I wouldn't think that the swarm would go back to the hive?