Finding a capped queen cell should make a beekeeper pause before the cells are removed. The hive usually swarms when the cell is capped. Not all the bees leave, only the field bees, The house bees can't fly yet.
If a capped queen cell is to be removed, make sure a new queen can be obtained. If a queen is not available to purchase, the cell should stay so the queen can emerge to mate and take over as the new queen. By early June there are usually enough drones around and good temperatures for proper mating.
Putting out a swarm trap can help catch a swarm, yours or another beekeepers.
A swarm trap is as simple as one deep box with a few frames in the box. Putting the trap in an elevated position can greatly increase the odds of a swarm moving in.
One way to elevate the swarm trap is to use an portable elevated deer stand.
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|This is attractive to the bees. About 8 - 10 ft off the ground|
This is a video of a beekeeper that put his swarm trap on the top of an old truck. Watch the video and let him tell the story.