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I was walking around the bee yard, when I spotted a cluster on a watering tray, they were right behind some of my bee hives, the wife said they were acting funny yesterday, but I didn't see any swarm around then.
Being that close I guess they came from one of mine, I've been feeding like crazy, but I haven't seen any swarm cells, I put them in a 5 frame nuc, with a frame of larve/capped brood, and 1 frame of comb, with 3 empty foundation.
anything else I should do?

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well they absconded again, it was the hive that I cutout of a building downtown, because their nuc was empty, now the other nuc I put the swarm in is empty, they left the brood.
 

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well they absconded again, it was the hive that I cutout of a building downtown, because their nuc was empty, now the other nuc I put the swarm in is empty, they left the brood.
Sorry to hear that. This time of year I would suspect varroa as the culprit for causing them to move out. Did you treat them? You may check the bottom board for dead mites.

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