Okay, i just wrangled my first swarm. I'm completely inexperienced in beekeeping and the action was one that happened very quickly and with out much planning. Swarm showed up at my job site, they were gonna gas em tomorrow, so i went out an bought a bee hive and went back at sun down and captured the swarm. I'm not even sure i got the queen, but i got 90% of the swarm, maybe 4-5lbs. of bees. Seriously, a massive swarm(i think?). I got home and prepped the hive box with a couple of saucers of sugar water. An old man told me i should keep them locked down for 24 hours, so i covered the entrance with a bit of fine screen. But i have no idea if this is correct or what i should do next.I made an impulsive decision that may be the catalyst to something i have wanted to for a while. Any help on my next move would be HIGHLY appreciated.
Thanks for your time