Got back into bee keeping after 15 years.
Started my first hive this spring, they are doing great.
Lucked out and found my first swarm 10 days ago. I captured as many bees and was pretty sure the queen and put them in a deep box with empty foundation. I checked them today and they have the nicest pattern on 4 of the frames (both sides). I think I saw the queen, but was unable to find any eggs larva or anything to that effect. No queen cells or anything to that effect. Question is how long should I wait before I get a new queen or should I take a frame of brood out of the other hive and put it in the swarm box now?
I've read till I'm confused! Thanks for any input.