1) How many pounds of bees($) were in that swarm?:shock:
2) I can't even see the father's face, but I can visualize his expression:roll:
been there, done that and got the t-shirt (I am not talking about hiving
3) how come the camera person keeps backing up?:rolling:
Cutting or breaking the branch increases the opportunity for the bees to fly off. What gets me is they think they are better off shaking them directly in the super and, cover in hand, locking them in. Swarms are much more llikely to stay if they think it is their idea. Shake them in front of the hive and watch them march in. I have never lost a swarm that way in 44 years.