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just caught a swarm inone of them flower pot looking swarm catchers.
It looks like it fills it up with bees.
I am caught a little unprepared - but I have a waxed nuc box and some empty frames - no foundation.
Should I move them to the nuc or let them be for a couple days?
getting late probably should not move them now huh?
 

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knocked out a top and bottom and have a deep to go with it.
They seem to be coming and going - must have moved in yesterday.
I suppose i will get more prepared and try and move them tomorrow....
 

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Move them asap you will have to treat them like a cut out. Take any comb they have made and tie it in an emty frame. :thumbsup:
 

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make your frames foundationless, with a starter strip or popsicle type straight edge. Put the bees in your box with these frames and feed, feed, feed. they will draw them. You do need to get them out of the trap and into your box ASAP.
 

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alright got a lantern and gonna go move them....
I'll break in and tak a frmae of brood from another hive that should hold em .
 

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yep a frame of brood will usually hold them. :thumbsup:
 

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done...........
hope they stay.
they had only the least bit of comb started so they must have gotten in there today.
teh bees were outside the hole so I was thinking they might fill up the trap but there was about a volleyball size swarm.

I have three frames of drawn comb that is kindof nasty - but i fit it in the freezer and will give it to them in a day or two.

Thanks for the advice.
 
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