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Hi,

My bees in my strongest hive swarmed three days ago, could not find where they landed and poof they were gone. Since then the hive has had normal traffic and I went on when life! Today I was pulling weeds and bent under the hive and there was a huge mass of bees congregating underneath the screened bottom board of the same hive that swarmed. Could this be them?

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I'd say likely. Why dont you rake them off, and put into a net hive, say a nuc or a 10 frame if is big enough. Check for queen , next day. If you find her in the move, put her in a queen cage for a day or so to help hold the bees in. Mabye a frame of brood and larve would be very good also. And feed em good. Good luck , rich
 
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