Re: Failed split/Captured Swarm
Originally Posted by BashfulBearApiary
If anything, give the newly caught swarm a frame of the bees from one of the other colonies. Do not give them the frame with the queen cells on it! In another three weeks, the original split will have a new laying queen and all will be OK. Once the queen is laying, work on managing the size of the hive. I think your split quickly outgrew the hive (nuc?) you had them in.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.