On the 31st we will be moving this swarm into its permanent hive box too, as the catch box has to go back to Mr Wally.
Mr Wally and I caught a LARGE swarm this afternoon.
Up on the gutter of a 3 story apartment building at the Cardinal.
This pic was after we boxed them, click to make larger....and see the box on the upper railing
Very obvious Nazinov behavior, bums in the air and fanning madly..... this is a way to spread their hive scent out , so other bees can find where the majority are and where the queen
Wally scraping the bees off the gutter, and then he sprayed Fischer's B Quik , which is an Almond scent bees dont like, so they wont settle back there.
New hive in the field this morning, some bearding , but they are gathered over the old comb we used as an entrance block, feeder on top in case they need some food. New swarm should not need food , but helping keep them in same place.