I have a query, I got a small swarm today out oif a tree from a friend of my father's. They said the swarm was bigger a week ago, the swarm I picked up was small compared to the last one I caught.
I was planning to add a frame of brood and 2 frames of capped honey to help it along a bit. The only thing that concerns me is I have put the swarm hive next to the hive I was planning to get the brood and honey frames from.
Will this become a problem? I don't know whether the other hive will "take offence" to the new bees and attack the hive. I hoping it can be done as I'd like to be able to monitor the swarm hive to see if the queen is present and it she starts laying.