How often is this encountered? I got a swarm off a pine tree today using a pool skimmer stick with a bucket taped to it. I dumped them through a QE, found a queen, caged her and figured I could sit back and watch the swarm settle in. I sat back and watched them ignore the caged queen, and wad up elsewhere, so I shook them into another box, found another queen...this one they stayed with. I found three queens, and there may have been four the way they behaved...