When bees swarm and select a place to land...Do they typically remain at that same spot until they select a spot for a new home? Or, might they relocate temporarily?
I had a swarm yesterday about 40 feet up in a tree. I was getting pretty good activity at a swarm trap about 75 feet away, so I was hopeful. Went check on them at lunch, still having good activity at the trap, but while I was there the cluster took off. Somehow I managed to lose site of them, so I'm not sure where they went. However, it wasn't to my trap.
Scouts were still hanging out at the trap after this....Does that mean there is still hope, Or am I and the scout bees on my trap both out of luck and the swarm has check out!