I had a swarm move into a swarm trap on Tuesday and moved it into a five frame foundationless nuc that afternoon and moved it about seventy feet away up on the roof with two others. Now either another swarm has moved in(doubtful), or there is some serious drifting back into the trap. There seems to be more bees there as time goes by. I wont be able to address this until Monday as this is where i work. What are my best options? (1) I could move the nuc back into the original location and empty out the trap. (2) I could make another nuc and place a frame of whatever i might have in one of the nucs-maybe there is one with open brood. (3) I could try and get ahold of a queen and introduce her to the residents of the trap-sort of a split, and put them into a new nuc. (4) I would like to somehow combine them back with their original swarm, but i sure dont know how to go about that.
I was supposed to move them out of there today, but it seems to me that there would be alot of bees left wandering around loose if i just pulled out the nucs, so i will wait til Monday.
If i can get them up onto the roof, that should work out O.K. Then i could plan on moving them at night out to the bee yard, like i should.
Any advice will be appreciated, i'm really not knowin what to do here.
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