Re: swarm caught 7-20-19
Bummer. Is it possible you missed the queen when you caught the swarm? Your posts do not indicate how you caught them, shake in from a branch, caught in a bait hive, or? Strange that you ended up with a few capped cells of brood and now nothing. There may have been something about the hive or the location the bees did not like and they absconded. Try to post a picture of the set up and a few of the drawn frames.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.