When to hive an extremely large swarm?

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ValMc 

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Collected an extremely large swarm in a six frame nuc today. How long before they can be transferred into a brood box as I am concerned they might abscond because they are so crowded?
 

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Whenever you like. I often put swarms straight into a brood box if they're big enough.

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ASAP, I had a swarm abscond from a nuc this season at 4-5 days & I didn't think it was particularly big. Although a recent swarm is only occupying half the brood box available to it.
 

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Get it in a bigger box now or they will leave. I have a massive swarm at the beginning of the season in a reasonably sized box and they legged it.
 
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