Just checked on a swarm I hived 3 1/2 weeks ago. They have about 6-7 frames with honey and capped brood. I found the queen (finally) she looked good and was able to mark her. She is also laying a good pattern. I found a frame with two QCups in the middle of the frame and one built on the very bottom of the frame itself (very nice cell I might add). They all all have larvae and are not yet capped. Is this a swarm or a supercedure? I'm thinking of making a split but I'm afraid to put the frame with the QC on the bottom in the nuc b/c I have read of others haveing problems with the depth of the nuc being shallower than their QC and crushing it. I hate to do that, its too pretty! Can I remove the old queen with a couple frames and bees and put them in the nuc? And how far away will this new nuc have to go to keep them from going back to the original hive? I can move them to the other side of our farm but I'd like to keep a closer eye on them.