Re: New swarm in trap, How long before removing
If you were patient enough, you'd see that all those "left-behind" workers would find their apiary by smell in 2-3 days and reintegrate into the existing hives.
Originally Posted by Fivej
It is ONLY 150' feet away.
I would not even worry about it.
Bees hate being homeless and without a queen and shift around just fine.
Another opportunistic thing - create a nuc with all those "left-behind" bees if need it and have a resources (spare queen, QC, etc).
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.