I received a call about a swarm (tree #1). Then, the same woman called again to tell me there were two...one in her tree, one in a neighbor's tree (tree #2). By the time I arrived, the woman told me that the swarm in her neighbor's tree had moved...it went high into a huge, tall tree in my caller's backyard (tree #3). There were lots of of bees flying ...more activity than around most swarms I've seen.
I thought I captured the the swarm in my caller's yard (tree #1), and I left them to settle in their box while I went for lunch. But when I returned, the box was essentially empty...and the swarm in tree #3 had grown huge. It was too high to reach (maybe 30 feet high), so I simply left a medium-depth box with frames, old comb, and some lure on a fence beneath it hoping they find it appealing.
Do you think I found a single swarm early in its transition? Do they sometimes all separate and then reconnect?
I'll be they don't come to my nice box, though.