Hello Everybody, I'm in So Calif and found a swarm setting up shop in my compost pile in my backyard.
My property is a registered monarch way station and filled with flowers and host plants. I have re-landscaped 2 neighbors properties to be full of host plants and flowering plants for butterflies and hummingbirds. I have a waterfall/river/pond with in 20 ft of where the swarm set up. So I decided the bee's could stay but that I would need to build a hive for them since I do use my compost pile.
waiting on bee equipment/supplies then will move my new top bar hive back to the location of my compost pile and transfer them then. I'll post my thought on the transfer and see what you think as i get closer.