I had a colony of bees under the house in Michigan. Managed to get four partial frames loaded (rubber bands holding cut out comb) into a new deep. They seem to be content working out of their new home, but checked yesterday (after a week) and saw no eggs or queen or much new comb. They did have the cut out stuff fastened in nicely, without too much weirdness.
When I placed the comb in the hive the rest of the bees seemed content to follow and there were eggs to capped brood present. Still some capped brood and there have been many "orientation" flights. I used a cone to trap out the few remaining bees, none left under the house.
I was wondering if the combination of heat and repair work has kept them too busy to start on the new comb so the queen has nowhere to lay eggs. I have a top feeder on but it doesn't look like they're much interested in it.
Any ideas or suggestions?