So im out letting chickens out and i hear this BUZZ! like a thousand bees in the air.... guess what... it was thousands of bees in the air.
I assume its a swarm before it lands.
I run inside and grab the camera and start shooting and get some video of it landing in a branch about 8' off the ground!
ok i said, i can do this. I change into some long sleves and grab the latter and my empty hive that died off over winter.
long story short, i now have this sitting on the ground by my pool. what now?
how long do i let it sit there?
the other bees that were flying (i dropped half the bunch as i cut the branch loose and tried to hold on to it) seemed to have moved over to the hive.
how long till i button it up?
when can i move it?
If im fairly certian (although did not personally see the queen) i have her, how far can i move the hive and still have the stranglers find her?
the current location of the hive is about 50' from my permant hive location, so thats well outside the 3' or 3 mile rule so now what?
update: that pic is about 10 min old now.... i went outside to check on them and 95% were in the hive, very few still flying around. so i slid the inner cover around and put the outer cover on.
need some guidance about moveing them.... I do have a second bee yard i was wanting to start, should i just move this swarm there now?