Hello my fellow beekeeping people, about 2 months ago we found out that a swarm had moved into a wall in our old shed for about 6 weeks we tried endlessly to do a trapout to no luck so we decided to go all the way and do our first cut out, anyway all went well and i caught the queen so was pretty stoked, weirdly enough there was absolutely no honey in the hive, is this due to the young age or something else? i had a feeling that all of out trap out business made them angry enough to start to pack up shop and leave, any way i framed up the brood comb about 4 frames, not a lot, and tipped the bees out of my bee vac in to the hive along with 4 other frames with foundation, im not sure if this is a mistake but i released the queen into the new hive and she seemed to scurry right onto the brood and do her thing. Upon reading after i realised maybe i should have kept the queen in her holder to make sure they do not abscond or is this okay? If not i’ll go back and put her back in the queen holder.
Should i keep the queen in a queen holder so the bees do not abscond?
What exactly should i do with the rubber banded brood comb now, this hive is not big enough to add another boxwith a queen excluder so should i just leave it? Also with the frames up elastic band comb, will the bees just fill out the frame over time or should I remove it as soon as the brood is mostly gone?
Any other tips would be great
Am in in Australia by the way so spring has just passed which is why its odd for there to be no honey?
Thanks a lot for reading