Moving a swarm caught dour days ago from front yard to backyard
I caught a swarm four days ago in top bar nuc hive. Problem is its 8 feet in a tree. I need to move it from my front yard to my back yard. I plan on closing it up tonight at dark and moving it to its new location. Im then going to put a bunch of brush in front of it and re open it. Do i need to keep it closed for a day or two or will i be fine just putting an obstruction in front an letting them head out tomorrow? Thanks for any advice
Re: Moving a swarm caught dour days ago from front yard to backyard
If you have some comb you can put in with the swarm you should not have to close it up. Swarms are ready to set up housekeeping so they are not as apt to abscond as maybe a cutout would.
It would not hurt anything shutting them up for a couple of days make sure and put some food in for them.