Re: Swarm in nuc and closed up, how long before I open the opening
I've had that happen, bummer.
I did a cut out last October and it went to a nearby tree branch after I got them home. I recaptured, they did it again. I recaptured and then put a queen excluder over the hive entrance. They were going to leave again but then didn't, and today the colony is doing very well and is the gentlest of all my hives. It's one of my backyard hives for that reason.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prvb 16:24
March 2010; +/- 50 hives, TF