Went to get an easy swarm today, never had tried before. Got them off the small tree into a medium with 4 frames in it with no problem. Thought I had blocked the entrance. By the time I got home....no bees. I understand it is not uncommon, but still disappointing.
1. Be sure the entrance is blocked.
2. Put a tiedown strap on under the medium and be sure to bring it up over and secure.
3. Do not rely on duct tape to keep components of the hive together (see #2).
4. Secure the entire hive so it cannot move around while being transported.
What have I missed?