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A few days ago I sent out a nuc hive as a swarm trap and baited it with swarm commander on Tuesday. Today I installed two packages of bees in hives that are about 40'-50' from the nuc/swarm trap. I'm seeing a "fair" bit of activity at the nuc/swarm trap and am wondering if those are scout bees or my package bees looking at alternative home? Should I take down the nuc/swarm trap?

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The swarm commander is attractive to bees in general. Leave those bait hives up! Those bees are probably from another hive, when a colony swarms or absconds, they usually like to go at least 1000 feet away from the original location. They can cluster much closer, but their final home may be a long way away. I hope you end up with two colonies!
 
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