I'm a beginning beekeeper in Charlotte NC, and at the beginning of our rather mild winter I had a busy 4-super hive of Russian bees that we decided to leave alone until spring, and then perhaps assess, split the hive, etc. Well, we have had some very warm days and upon inspection a couple weeks ago I discovered that the hive had swarmed.
There were still about 10-12 frames full of honey, so I moved the top 2 supers up into my carport and we have started harvesting the honey. Well, the bees are close by somewhere because there are about 10-15 of them flying in and out of the supers this morning. I haven't been able to effectively follow them and find the hive.
Any suggestions on how I might try and lure them back to the hive boxes? Thanks!