So I have seen where alot of newbies like myself have suffered swarms this year, I do a good bit of reading and knew I was on the verge of it when it happened to one of my hive this year. What I want to ask is, by the time you see capped queen cells, I assume that the old queen starts to slim down to fly off with the swarm and stopps laying eggs. Now, if someone by this point just went in and cut off the capped swarm cells, are you really stopping the notion to swarm since they have already geared up to do it, and if they did just swarm as intended you would be left queenless with no new eggs and whatever uncapped and capped larvea. I am just wanting feedback for future reference. I know now that I should have taken this strong hive and did a split with some of the queen cells and made new hives and checkerboared new foundation in, but lesson learned.