Got a call from Scotty, you will see him in the pictures. He works at Walmart. His job was to find a beekeeper that could come get a swarm from a shopping cart in their parking lot. I asked Scotty how big he thought the swarm cluster would be if it were in a ball? He says Basketball size. Well most people over estimate, not Scotty!
I honestly thought it was two swarms side by side with at least a couple of queens, but after thoroughly inspecting and witnessing the bees reaction to the queen I caged, I am convinced there was only one queen.
My regular white and blue "High Tech" box, that's what Brendhan calls them, was too small to house them all so we had to get a much larger box.
If I had to guess this thing weighed 8-9 lbs. It was good to get a large one, most I've caught this season thus far average around 3lbs.