Just after lunch yesterday a swarm came in and landed on a big weed just outside our loading dock at work. Our warehouse manager came to get me saying “come check out the thousands of bees flying around”. The swarm was pretty big I’d guess about the size of a basketball if they were in a ball but it’s hard to really tell cause they were stretched out along 3 or 4 branches. The weight of them laid the branches on the ground. I called my wife and told her to bring “swarm collecting gear”. I put a HHRB with LGO beside them and went back to work. After work they hadn’t moved so I went home and came back about 6:00. They still hadn’t moved. So I decided to trim the weed back so I could get the 3 branches at once and shook them in and closed the lid and stuffed a rag in the entrance. After about 10 minutes there were a couple thousand bees still trying to get in so I figured we had the queen. But we just didn’t want to leave that many bees behind. So I unplugged the entrance and we went to get a bite to eat. When we got back they were covering the entrance end of the box but weren’t moving in. I got a spray bottle of water and started misting them heavily. This made about 10 percent of them to march in, the rest just hunkered down. So we decided to leave and go back this morning. Judging by the puddles it rained pretty good there last night and they were all in the HHRB. Stuffed a rag in the entrance and brought them home. They’re orienting as I type 😀.