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Ok about a week ago I went to go check on a bait box. When I got there, it had a lot of activity. There were about twenty to thirty bees on the outside going in and out. I have been monitoring it, and have seen plenty of bees coming and going. I thought I had a swarm caught. So this morning I thought I would go bring them home. Side note this is my first try at catching a swarm. So when I got there I decided to pop the lid to see what was going on first. There was only about twenty to thirty bees, no comb, and they were real defensive. So is my assumption that this are just scout bees holding down the fort ti they do decide to swarm correct? If so how long does this go on until the swarm does move in, if ever?