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Hi All, I sort of caught my first massive swarm today late. I had to cut a junk tree to get them. No big deal it was garbage anyway. I put some of the bees in a new hive and they are going in now. Do not know if we have the queen. The rest of the bees are hanging out on my other hive on the outside upper section. Hives are 18" apart. Supposed to rain tonight. Should I sweep them off in a dust pan and place them into the new hive?.....or leave them be? This is my first ever shot at this and am in a quandary. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi All, I sort of caught my first massive swarm today late. I had to cut a junk tree to get them. No big deal it was garbage anyway. I put some of the bees in a new hive and they are going in now. Do not know if we have the queen. The rest of the bees are hanging out on my other hive on the outside upper section. Hives are 18" apart. Supposed to rain tonight. Should I sweep them off in a dust pan and place them into the new hive?.....or leave them be? This is my first ever shot at this and am in a quandary. Any help would be appreciated.

Wellington ohio

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Bud:

I just saw your message- how did everything turn out for you?

Had I been faced with a similar circumstance I would likely have scooped the remaining bees up and dumped them into the new hive.

Hopefully all turned out well for you.

Russ
 
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