Another Swarm Collection

Got a call this morning asking if I could collect a swarm from Queensbury, Bradford. When I got there they were all over the floor, someone had tried to disperse them by moving the pallet around. Luckily half of them landed on a large piece of cardboard, this was folded up and the bees poured into the Nuc. A tennis ball sized clump was hanging from one of the slats, this was collected and put in the Nuc as well. Within about 15mins  some bees were fanning near the Nuc, they then started to walk towards the entrance hole. After about an hour and a few puffs of smoke most of the bees had walked inside. I gave it another 1/2 hour and decided most of the were inside, so I closed up and brought them home, we only lost a few stragglers.

 

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