I live in a residential neighborhood and keep bees at my farm several miles away. There are no beekeepers anywhere around me that I know of. Last year I saw some honeybees on my holly bush, so I thought what the heck, I'll stick up a swarm trap and see what happens.
I put one of those large potted plant liner style swarm traps up about 10ft in a tree in my back yard but it got no activity last year, so I just left it up.
I look out outside this evening and low and behold there appears to be a swarm in the process of moving in.
should I wait any amount of time before pulling the trap down and attempt to relocate to my nuc yard or move asap? In the morning I'm going to set out a feeder. I don't use a lot of these style swarm traps, and this is my first swarm in one. I'll probably have to destroy it to get the bees out.