« Last post by gww on March 22, 2017, 02:34:50 PM »
I have always moved ten frame boxes but some had bees in them that would not fill a 5 frame nuc. I am first year and only have two swarms that I moved next to each other. If I had large hives that may rob, I would definatly have about a bee or two intrance when I moved them. One of my swarms was about 100 yards from where I keep my hives and I did not want them to orient where I had caught them but instead where I wanted them. I read on responce to someone else that they liked to move them in the middle of the day so that more scouts that were still out could not come back to the swarm and convince them of a better home and get them to move. In a round about way this sorta makes sense to me. I moved mine at night.
I caught three swarms over all that I did this way and to were from distant places. I would move yours just to fill it with frames so I did not have to rubberband any soft comb into frames latter.
I am new enough that I hate to give advice to you that might hurt and more just tell you what I did. I transfered my swarms out of the traps to my hive equiptment the same day and used two drops of lemon grass oil into the box I was putting them in. On mine, I put them into empty boxes with foundationless frames and did not feed. If I catch more, I will feed them till they get some comb built. I did read that it might be a good ideal to let them go a couple of days before feeding to let them get their defences set before giving them something robbers might want. I don't know if that is good advice but is probly how I am going to try it.
I hope this helps in some way.