All of my queens are now caged unless one of them has a distant relative by the name of "Houdini" as I have had atleast one of these in the past. Two beekeepers have reported their queen flying off when they tried to cage her. One reported the next day they went back into the hive to find their queen. So they successfully captured her in her queen cage. So if your queen flies away, just put everything back together and try again the next day. Unless she gets eaten by a bird, chances are pretty good she'll find her way back into the hive. Queens rarely abandon their young!! One of my queens was unmarked and I thank Ann Johnson for helping me find her. This particular queen was an Italian that swarmed into one of my queenless, Carniolan hives. It was difficult to find her but she was on the last frame. The queen caging demo went great today! The honeyflow is over now and when it gets cold, the bees will begin eating the honey so start robbing your hives - taking one frame at a time and tapping the bees off, into the hive. Carry the frame over to a Rubbermaid tote that is a good 20 to 30 feet away from the hive. Brush any hitchhiking bees off the frames as you walk toward the tote. Keep the tote covered with a lid and try to keep bees from entering the tote when you lift the lid to place the honey frames inside the tote.