Caught my first swarm yesterday. Put them in a nuc and was going to transfer to a deep today. Put the nuc next to the old hive where I'm pretty sure the swarm came from. This morning there were a bunch of bees outside the nuc fanning with their butts in the air. The hive next to it had a bunch of bees fanning as well for some reason. Two hours later and all the bees in the nuc ARE GONE! What the heck?
Is it possible the swarm re-entered its old hive? Or did they just not like the nuc for some reason and absconded?
There are still some bees flying around where I caught the swarm yesterday. Why would they go back to that spot unless there was a queen still there? They aren't balling up or anything, but just flying around and generally hanging out there (just like a dozen or so).