Re: Caught a swarm
I put a 5 frame nuk out earlier in the week and today there is a small colony--looks to be moved in, they are guarding the (reduced) entrance. Once I see the pollen coming in I then count it in to my swarm catches for the year. Tempted, but I didn't lift the lid to see the size. I'm judging by the in and out at the entrance that it's small. I'm wondering if it's an afterswarm from one of my hives that swarmed, which is why I put out the bait box.
Yup, this is the easiest way to get bees.
"Rule Three of beekeeping...Never cease to feel wonder"--
Beekeeping for Beginners by Laurie R. King