I live on a 13 acre island in the Bahamas. We are 4 miles from the mainland of Abaco and the closest small islands to us are a mile away. A couple years ago I came across a swarm in a tree. I am curious if anyone can tell me if bee swarm travel long distances over water. The two islands closest to aren't much larger than us. I wa sable to capture the swarm and get it into a cardboard box. I then hastily built a box out of plywood hoping to get something started, but they didn't take to it and moved on. I knew nothing about beekeeping at the time. I have since started educating myself and I built a top bar hive. Now I am wondering if they are in residence here somewhere and I just haven't stumbled across them or have they moved on to another island or mainland. Any thought form those more experienced would be appreciated.