a small gap between the cement and outer edge brass porthole made a nice cozy place to swarm to, two of them are now inhabited, some cleaver scouts!!!!!!!!! .
What I would like to know is if it is best to capture them at night when everyone is home, cut them loose, put em in a nuke with a few frames and leave the brood and comb off to the side and remove it later when abandoned ,
or should I tie the comb to an empty frame with a natural fiber and let them continue filling it in?
What would you do, Should I take them in the morning?
??, would be a shame for the girls to come back from work with there mommy gone and there house sealed up........Please send your advise, thank you
If you handle them at night, bees are furious. They attac dedly. Once I worked at night with wild swarm and I got 600 stings during 12 hours. I calculated 50 stings per hour.
Shoose a nice day when bees are calm. Cut comb off and put them into frames. Flexible iron wire will be good because it is easy to tie.
Put frames into new home/super and let bees find the new home. When they all are inside home att night, seal them with iron net that hrey give good air during transport. Tighten carefully and strongly the packet.
You must moove them over 5 km, otherwise part of them come back.