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Only partially kidding. I caught a swarm in an old nuc that I had on the deck this morning. I'd like to move it off the deck and next to the other hives about 40 yards away.

The nuc had a frame of comb (for sure) and I think a frame of foundation in it.

They're already settled in, coming and going like a normal hive. Thinking I should move it sooner than later as it's on our deck. Don't want them getting too oriented to where they are.

Here's my plan. Move it tonight/tomorrow morning to where I want it. Then tomorrow afternoon or the next day move them into a full sized deep with foundation and a frame of open brood to hold them.

What do you think?

Couple of vids, btw.





P.S. I know I need to square up the hive on the left.
 

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Re: Caught a swarm, now what?m

What do you think?
I’d move them after dark and rehive them that next day or as soon thereafter as convenient. Don’t leave anything at the original site. It will increase confusion and slow their adaptation to the new location.
 
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