Caught Swarm outside of hives
I was just out checking around the hives and luckily happened along on a fair size swarm sitting on the ground. They had landed on some branches and my guess is, the swarm got too heavy for the branch and it bent to the ground. Anyways, I got the swarm into another box but, wasn't sure what to do next. I have read they should be moved or, when the foragers get back with a new location...they could take off there so, since I was able to box the majority, I simply locked them in the box with screened bottom board for lots of ventilation. I also left another nuc size box to collect the foragers coming back with honey & frames.
Can I leave them in the same location? Should I leave them in the box for 48 - 72 hrs, I thought I read that somewhere?
Anyways, any suggestions you guys have as always...is great