Ok, take two of the cast swarm. Yesterday I must not have caught the queen. She must have then got spooked and returned to her hive. We heard her tooting again last night.
This time have built a little prison for her in the form of a brood box – queen excluder – nuc box. there are two frames of foundation in there to get started on. I think I will leave them like this until tomorrow when I will break it up and pop a couple more frames and an insulated dummy board in. My next project will have to be a frame feeder.