Swarm Catching – 7

3/23/2016 We went to Bonita Springs today and removed a small swarm from a palm tree.   It was an easy removal.  Once back at the apiary, an attempt to place the bees in a nuc in the yard resulted in them leaving and swarming on the outside.   A regular brood box and stand was positioned next to the nuc and the bees marched right in to it and seem to be staying.  Perhaps the nuc was too small.

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bees in the palm tree the bees didn’t want to stay in the nuc
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