Yeh, The first swarm is the best!...Then the second swarm is the best!.......Then the third swarm is the best!.....then the,.......well......anyways,...........
With my first swarm, I was late for work! I had a mess of em in a tree in my back yard!..But, I couldnt pass this up! It was GREAT!!!...and nobody to help me!!! It was like, uhhhh.....Really nerve racking!!
I got stung for my first time during that catch...13 times!..on my ankles!
I dropped the swarm in a box, then into a hive box...then realized I didnt have a bottom underneath the box
I had to walk about 60 feet or so carrying the hive body with bees falling out the bottom, onto my shoes and sox, then stinging me on the ankles.I was wearing shorts....no shirt,( as I didnt want to sweat up my clean work shirt)...no veil.....nothing.....And I only got stung on the ankles! I was really lucky!
For me, every catch seems easier than the one before..Ive only made about 6 or 7 catches last year,.....My biggest problem was making them stay with me!..Most of mine would fly away in a few days after I caught them, but now I know what to do with a queen excluder!
Way to go on the catch, and watch...you'll probably have another one in a couple a days!!