Re: PreSwarm Symptoms?
Is the bearding on the swarm you just caught? Sounds like it is. I wonder if the swarm had more than one queen. Other than that I would assume the colony is too big for the hive it's in. Is it a single deep? 5 frame? Are they in a hive that has drawn comb?
If I had a swarm in a temporary box I would not give them and opening.They may leave on you. Vent and feed if you can. They will have comb built in those few days. I'm still an amature, just finishing 3 years.
Hopefully others will answer.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prvb 16:24
March 2010; +/- 50 hives, TF