I have tried to find any and all info pertaining to this but I have come up with no real answers yet so I hope that y'all can help me. I'm going into my second year of keeping bees. After much trial and error last season,my hive overwintered very well and the hive has really taken off! I went outside yesterday and found my hive swarming. I found the bundle of bees hanging out on a branch just above the hive and I cut the swarm down and put them into a temporary box. I then realized that the queen is clipped so for the most part ( now) I realize that she can't go that far. I finally found where the queen was hiding ( under my bottom board) and put her back into the hive. I only did this because I'm actually waiting on my extra gear to arrive to I can make a split. I went through the entire hive and ended up checker boarding through the brood chamber. I did find about 2-3 queen cells,one being capped. I realize that once that new queen is ready to go,the bees will swarm and do what they do. I tried to fix the problem temporarily by placing the queen excluder on the bottom of the hive. I will not keep this here for long. I just cannot seem to be able to wrap my head around what I need to do now. Do I split the hive? Do I make an artificial swarm? Are there any clear and concise articles on how to split this hive available? It just seems that the more I read about splitting or the more videos that I watch on it< I just become more confused. Please,somebody walk me through this! Thanks for the replies!