Hello all. I'm a newbee who was lucky enough to acquire a nice swarm last week and install it in a top bar. Newly built, no comb or brood to help them settle in. Top entrance, < Michael Bush>, they stayed for two days, then absconded. I wandered up and down the neighborhood street feeling lost and lonely and finally caught them in the garden and replaced them in the hive, along with a queen excluder from a langstroth to keep her in, placed on the top of the trough. Six days now, and there is a cluster under the excluder, but they won't move over to the bars. What's up with that??? Btw, after three days I did put an old plastic sheet of foundation with brood comb in the bottom of the hive for the homey feel, a dab of lemongrass oil and made some new bars (8) with foundation strips for comb guides. I cobbled together a feeder from a pickle jar inverted and I plan to keep it full. One local beekeeper suggested putting a cover over the excluder screen for darkness and warmth. I do have a roof over everything. A piece of board will cover the screen. I want so bad to keep and nourish these girls. Any answers or suggestions would be appreciated.