I just got my first swarm call this week and the guy said they had been in his bush for about 10 days. I was thinking that it was probably a hive but when I got there to get it sure enough a swarm about the size of a soft ball or a little bigger. Cut the bush dropped in bucket and transported to my first start up.
I have a couple questions.
I got them in the box I have the entrance reduced. They took to the box immediately. Got the top on they are using the entrance.
How long do I need to leave the entrance reduced?
How long do I need to wait to check on the bees to see that they are doing good?
I didn't see the queen but I am pretty sure that she is there as they didn't have a problem with the new hive.