Bees are bees and they will do as they please! This is the main reason I tell everyone to make sure they get paid for their services. It still 'stings' when they abscond, but not as badly if you have some money in your pocket. Some cut-outs go perfectly, and you just "know" you have a new colony....yet they abscond. Some don't go so well, and you have little hope....yet they stay. As I said at the beginning...Bees are bees and they will do as they please! Where did they go? Someplace within about a 5 mile radius. You can take a nice walk this evening and see if you see a swarm...not likely though. Sorry.