|On their way back in|
We are confident that the colony had not yet Swarmed. The hive was packed! Each frame had a pile of bees on it. We couldn't see the comb without moving the bees away. Even the newly place undrawn frames were quickly submerged in bees as we traded out frames.
Which left us with a Nucs worth of brood frames and bees. Most or all of which have multiple swarm cells on them. The neighbor didn't have any extra woodenware but I did. She asked me if I wanted them to make a nuc. I said sure! So now I have another Nuc.
All the woodenware i have is from Duchess which was a double deep. The frames I got from the neighbor are mediums. So I put the medium frames in a single deep with 5 empty and drawn deep frames. It may be a bit too much space so I need to get another nuc set up soon.
We plan to inspect these hives on Sunday looking for the parent queen. Hopefully the she is still in the main hive and has started laying again. We'll see.