Was walking near one of my swarm traps 100 yd from my bee yard and was very surprised to see a soccer ball clump of bees hanging on the underside of the trap. They were not going inside, bees were coming and going all to the hanging clump. I watch for several minutes. Figured I needed to move quick, if this was a staging area they could leave any time. Also the clump of bees looked too big for the 5 frame nuk so I figured they did not have enough room inside and they were sending scouts out for a new home.
Ran home got card board boxes, set up new 10 frame bee hive, sugar water...
Sprayed them with a mist of sugar water, bumped the card board box on them and they started to fall in some flew and went back to the clump. After a few clumps fell in the box I could see fresh comb built on the underside of the swarm trap, two pieces almost as big as a dollar. I gather most of the bees in the box when again to my surprise there were a bunch of bees inside the box too. I took the bees I had and dumped them in the 10 frame put one frame of brood/eggs and put a feeder on them (they are drinking 1 qt in less than a day). I checked on the swarm trap and it has lots of traffic.
2 for the price of one