Had a farmer tell me yesterday he had two swarms on his place this weekend. When I went by this afternoon one was gone and the second was about the size an orange. They had started building a small piece of comb about 1 inch long and only 3 cells tall. Just slid them off the rotten wood on the top of the hole they were in and into a box. There was no queen with them, think there was about 1/3 drones.
Is this what is left of a hive that lost a queen?
Combining it with my single hive.