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Luckily the tree was really young and bent easily to shake into a box. It was easier to get the bees into the cardboard box than it was trying to dump them into the bee box. It was dark and hard to see with the red light from my head lamp.

 

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Good find and glad you got them put up.

Nothing like working bees in the dark :D

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Now the school begins

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Your right about that. Crazy thing happened. This swarm flew away the following day I put it in the nuc. I was bummed, but I got a call for another swarm the following weekend and I put it in the same nuc and same location. This time, I stapled a piece of queen excluder over the hole and sealed the top on with tape to make sure the queen couldn't get away. Well about 3 days later when I was home for lunch, I saw a lot of bees flying around this nuc. I went to check it out and there was a swarm on this nuc.
I was wondering if the bees tried to leave without their queen and was going back in or the 1st swarm came back? Well I left them alone and when I got home from work there were drones on the outside of the queen exlcuder and all the other bees were in the box, so I guess it is safe to assume the 1st swarm came back. I was a bit sloppy when trying to get the bees in the first time. I don't know if I stepped on the queen oor didn't get her at all but something happened. Anyway, it worked out in the end.

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad265/covertbeekincolleyville/swarm_reduced.jpg

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