The swarm of bees I managed to keep until my husband built a top bar hive have disappeared! I have been feeding them daily and even had a family member feed them while I was on vacation. A few days ago I looked to see how they were doing because I hadn't notice any coming out the entrance holes. They were gone and hadn't even begun any comb. Do you think the TBH was too new, perhaps smelled of carpenter's glue or such? My husband used some redwood he had in the shop for the top bars. Would that make them find better quarters? Also it's been so hot here, 100+ most days, would that make them seek another home? I'm just wondering and am still feeding the bees that come to the feeder, tho I'll slowly wean them from that. Maybe another swarm will find my TBH next spring.