Bought a queen in anticipations of doing a split. Went out to do it this morning and couldn't find the marked queen. (She was there last week)
I saw filled queen cells, 1 of them capped, I think. The bees became quite defensive and I got stung twice.
Question 1 - How can I tell if they swarmed in the last week? There were fewer bees, but not markedly so.
Question 2 - Should I just re-queen this hive and forget the split or go back tomorrow and try to find the queen again?
I'm in NE Ohio