I had a very strong hive in a bad location. Two days ago I went to move it about fifty feet. When I got there it was in the process of swarming. Very impressive, Iíd never seen that before.
The swarm formed up on the ground near by and I was able to scoop them up and put them into a 10 frame deep. I put a queen includer on the entrance and gave them a quart of syrup.
I went ahead and moved the original hive fifty feet and put brush in front of it. I then put an empty nuc box back at the original location.
It looks like I got the queen with the swarm as bees are coming and going to that box.
The hive I moved seems to have accepted the move and they are coming and going as they should.
Now Iíve got a bunch of bees that didnít get moved or go with the swarm in the nuc box. What the heck do I do with them? They have no queen or supplies to make one. Iíd like to have them rejoin the old hive or the swarm.