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Hello, all. I've got a problem I'd like to get some advice regarding.

I captured a swarm on May 3 and put it in a hive with 2 deeps. I put 4 frames of drawn comb in there to get them started. On the 11th day I inspected the hive and I see them drawing comb but not heavily. I also could not find the queen or any eggs or brood.

Am I just being impatient and I should give them some more time? Or should I go ahead and move some brood from another hive into there and let them see about making a new queen?

This is my first swarm to catch and I'm not entirely sure what the timing should look like. Can you walk me through a timeline of what a "normal" swarm capture should look like up till about 30 days past their capture?
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