Re: How to get a swarm to stay
Find the queen cage her and put her in the hive. Once the bees draw even a bit of comb let her go and make sure she has layed eggs in it. I got to watch day by day a swarm build comb this last summer. they stay clustered around the queen and the comb forms in the center of that cluster and widens and lengthens outward. took them quite a while to have enough comb that they did not simply have it completely cancelled in the cluster. Once a decent amount of brood started emerging. comb production went through the roof for a while. Lots of building little foraging from this swarm last year.
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