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!