I caught a swarm in my yard yesterday and am confused as to where it came from. Any ideas on this are appreciated.
I don't think it came from somewhere else but I suppose it could have. I have 4 hives (5 with the swarm).
Hive #1 - Split on 4/11 (20 days ago) left queenless - Inside I found 5 queen cells on the bottoms of 2 frames. 3 were cut open, 2 still capped.
Hive #2 - New package installed 4/17 - I am not seeing eggs in there yet. Added one of the capped QC's from #1 just in case.
Orchard Hive - Split from Hive #1 on 4/11 with queen in this one. Eggs and open and capped brood. No queen cells.
Garden Hive - booming hive that I was sure was the swarm source but found no queen cells, lots of eggs, open and closed brood.
Any thoughts on which is the most likely swarm source?