heh heh...I hope so JP.....I had to use them this morning!. I went out there really early to split a hive and that went well,.....Then, I heard a buzzing! Yep!!..A swarm landing in a tree right near my apiary!
I sawed the limb down and when it fell the bees relocated to another easier to get to limb!..I caught them, boxed them, and walked away, patting myself on the back..Oh yeh,..Paul was with me. Then Paul says, "LooK!..Another swarm!"..I thought he was blowing smoke as he THINKS he's a comedian..I almost walked right into it as this swarm was on one of my favorite limbs to scrape my head on!..So, we caught it, and boxed it!
Sure was lucky that I had built those frames yesterday! I had also just finished putting the little metal strips in 10 hive boxes too.
Oh,...The first swarm still had bees pouring into it 45 minutes ago..I must have caught them before they were finished grouping.
What a GREAT Morning!!.....(I hope they stay!) :)