Hey all. I just trapped my first swarm today. They moved into my swarm trap about 8ft up in a tree. I do have some foundationless medium frames in the trap with waxed guide bars, so hopefully they are building some comb. How long do you think I should leave them there before transferring them to a regular hive body. Also, would you try to cage the queen during this process? Or just transfer all the frames and be done?
These are my first bees! And the funny thing is I'm getting two splits l ordered later this week. I didn't really beleave my swarm traps would work!
Thanks for any answers you can provide.