- Oct 13, 2020
- Reaction score
- West Yorkshire
Collected my first swarm today! Not the biggest, but not tiny either. I put them in a BS nuc, propped it up on a sheet and went back for it a few hours later. It was in a tree on a street, so had to trust no one would mess with them. People are so interested when they see the bees!
There are some circumstances where I wouldn't leave the box until evening - a street is definitely one of them. Had a nuc kicked over once, with bees everywhere - never again.
I know you will leave flyers if you take it immediately, but this happens naturally when swarms leave their temporary home anyway.
Well done for collecting though.