sillow tree swarm.jpg
This is a small swarm from one of my hives in a sapling brush willow tree, found them there on Sunday.
I got a 4 frame nuc and put it on a cinder block right under the swarm. Put a piece of honey comb on the bottom, one drawn frame and 2 empty frames. Had my hair clip queen catcher next to me, and started gently taking small scoops of bees to look for queen, each scoop I put in the nuc. I found her on the 4th scoop and put her in catcher. I placed catcher between the drawn frame and next on, used a stick to prop the lid so that it is open a bit just under the swarm and not pushing on the hair clip handles. About an hour later, the bees were moving off the tree and into the nuc.