This swarm had rested on this bush yesterday and the same lady that called me out on Sunday to catch a swarm in her backyard called me on this one, which was in her front yard by the street, this time.
It was a little cool last night and this morning and dewy so the bees were in a tight bunch.
I finally finished extracting the rest of my fall honey last night (this batch was 5 gallons worth) and put an extracted frame that had some honey on it in the catch box. This made the bees very happy!
Shook them in the box and because they were a little cold and damp, they didn't crawl up the sides much at all.
Put the top back on and taped all sides up except for small entrance hole.
Some bees went back to the bush, so I put a small drop cloth in the grass below and shook them onto it.
once the majority of the bees were in, I applied a little smoke to get even more in the box, then sealed it.
Left the box on the ground for 10 minutes or so to allow rest of bees to orient on the box.
Put the box in back of truck with straggler bees attached to outside of box. If you don't drive like a mad man, these will still be on the box when you get to your bee yard.http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxicephalus/March192009?authkey=Gv1sRgCN61kOnYutb0PA#