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I caught my first swarm 2 days ago thursday. That was pretty cool. My question is this. Look at the attached img. maybe 1/2 of the bees never went into the box. What is going on? Is that where the queen is? How do I get them to move in? Do I need to intervene or give them some time. You can see in the image, that I slightly opened the top to make move-in easier, but no luck so far.
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Are they right on the entrance? That could be the whole swarm just sitting on the box too or maybe the box wasn't big enough.
 

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Are they right on the entrance? That could be the whole swarm just sitting on the box too or maybe the box wasn't big enough.
About 2/3 did move in. Box is big enough. Do I just push the issues and force them into the box?
 

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Unmated virgin queen? I had a swarm like that last week that would not move into a box with the entrance touching the bees. It was going to rain for three days so I vac'd it in.
 
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