I have multiple hives, yet got this nuc in October. There was a swarm in my yard which I was unable to capture last week. When I went through the hive at first, the 8 frame deep only had 5 frames pulled and most were full of nectar. I didn't look too closely. Today I went through and saw 1 superseder/emergency cell in the middle of a frame of capped brood. I couldn't see any other eggs or brood in the box.

I am going to let it sit, but was wondering why the cell wasn't even capped yet if the nuc had purposely back-filled the brood and already swarmed. Again I am not sure if this is the colony that swarmed, but I would think so with all the capped honey and nectar filled comb.

Any Thoughts???