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I actually witnessed the swarm starting and sorta finish.
Was opening some fresh splits when it started to sound like an airplane was in my yard. When I turned to go in the air was full of bees! When 15mins later the bees where gone and I had a new colony in my forsthyia bush. :)
 

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I'm not ready for that yet. I don't have extra equipment.:ws: Did you catch the swarm?
 

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If you don't have a proper box in which to hive a swarm just use whatever is available. Just think about the crazy places from which we retrieve swarms; meter boxes, barbeque grills, tires, etc.
 

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I was thinking about an extra hive or nuc to give the swarm a home. My boss at home has me too busy working on our home to work on homes for bees.
 

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:)I try to always have a empty hive at my house in case a swarm happens unexpectedly. Bottom board, deep, 10 frames with foundation and top cover. All it needs is bees.
 
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