I am not sure if I did anything that was good, but here is what I did. I was going through a hive that I had removed from a garage last year and had over wintered very well. I left them with two medium brood boxes of honey and they used less than five frames of that (I am now a believer in feral bee's having a smaller cluster). I swapped out three frames of honey for empty frames for slits. The bees quickly filled most of that up and decided that they needed to swarm. I found several queen cells when doing an inspection. I didn't see any eggs, so I assumed that the queen was gone...until I saw her. I quickly snached her up (I have never done this bare handed before) and put her in a cardboard box. I then restapled the screen back on a queen cage,then in the bathroom - I learned that here- put her inside the queen cage. I then, after marking( another first) decided to put her in one of the splits that I had just made. My goal was to keep the first hive from swarming and give the second hive a little jump on the game. How is my reasoning?