I last posted about swarming behavior. Here is the update.
The bees vacated the trap after four days and then came back in a week with a large swarm. Only second swarm for me. I moved the trap 6 miles from origin and let them settle for a day. The trap is 40 liters and so there was a lot of room below the five frames which had foundation in them except for one or two frames. When I went to move the swarm to the hive I realized that the bees had built their comb from the bottom of the frame to the bottom of the trap without building comb on the frames. I was not prepared for that and so cut off the comb below the frames and shook the bees into the hive hoping for the best. Don't know if I lost the queen in the process. I am heartsick. What should I have done differently for the future? What do I do with that beautiful comb they drew?