Re: Is it possible to capture a swarm before leaves hive?
Why are you dissing the guy. He read on the forum where somebody had a legitimate swarm collect on the outside of the box. Sometimes they leave and come back.
Andrew, I have no idea where the old queen ended up when I did my splits but I don't think it is guaranteed that the hive will swarm if she is left behind. I think there is a lot of details that determine whether the hive swarms or not. I am not sure what all those details are though.
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping