Re: I hate it when they fly off!
Paul, sorry for your loss, I had a swarm abscond on me this spring with my new marked queen and I think it was from using pressure treated wood as spacers under a deep box ( I was running short on bottom boards ), I caught the swarm again by throwing a short piece of wood through the middle of the swarm as it was leaving and they came down in my peach tree. I got rid of the treated wood, rehived them and they stayed put this time. They are peculiar little buggers sometimes.
Last edited by WWW; 09-17-2012 at 02:06 PM.
Bill...in Southeast Ohio Zone 6A