I caught my first swarm Friday. Right after I hosted a bee field trip. Anyway, I caught them in a 10 frame deep with 1 frame of drawn comb, an internal feeder with 1:1 and the rest of the frames were coated plasticell. I put a queen excluder in between the BB and HB. How long should I leave the excluder/includer on? I am thinking to check it this Sat. and see if the old gal is laying and if so, pull the excluder. I did see bees bringing in pollen today.
Thanks for any input.