Re: Wow , got my first swam!!
Congratulations on the swarm catch!
You might want to read the suggestions on "comb guides" at the link below:
If your top bars are going to be 19" long, you especially need a good guide, as the longer the bar, the more likely it is that the bees will want to curve the comb. A waxed string is more likely to lead to cross comb than a triangular comb guide.
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