How do you reset the bees when moving a caught swarm to it's final resting place? For instance, i'd like to set traps around my property/neighborhood - about 3 acres of land, then once caught - move them to where I keep all my hives.I suggest you get on YOUTUBE and search for honeybee swarm trap + Jason Bruns. Mr. Bruns has some excellent videos on swarm traps.
OK, thanks so what is a short distance? And when would it be necessary to resetBy resetting they mean orienting to the new location . Screening them in for a few days makes them forget where they were at. By putting the leafy branch in front and make them reorient to their new location as the surrounding is different. That's the basics of moving the bees a short distance and having the orient to their new location. Or you can move the whole hive a few miles away for a few days and then put them where you want them.
Please explain what you mean by IN FRONT of the hive to make them reorient:}If moving less than 2 miles, I would put some brush or leafy branch in front of the hive to make them reorient.