Got a call from a friend beek today, needed a hand as there were bees everywhere.
She has 2 colony's and when I arrived it was obvious that one had swarmed, found the clipped queen and put her safe then using storage containers proceeded to collect all the small swarms from around the garden and stuck them in a nuc. Next dived into the hive that had swarmed, this is a 14x12 with a standard brood on top and 1 super, Started checking the top brood for QC's and found several destroyed and one that a queen had emerged from, this box had 11 frames of capped brood, took three out and placed in the nuc and replaced these with frames of foundation. Then to the 14x12, this was pretty much the same but about 1/2 stores and 1/2 open brood and 1 charged half drawn queen cell which was removed and added to the nuc, never managed to find the virgin queen but will check in a weeks time to see what has happened then.
Second hive, 1 brood and 1 super, not lots of bees but enough, super was half full and the brood box has 2 frames of capped brood a small patch of open brood but no eggs, She thinks the queen is 3 yr old and I obviously caught it just as she had failed, found no QC's and nothing to make any from so caged the queen from the swarm originally from hive one and placed her into hive 1 between the frames of brood, re-assembled and closed up.
I took the nuc home (bonus) as she doesn't want another to look after. I will return next week to see whats happened unless I get another panic phone call lol.