I usually try not to take as long when catching a swarm (guess I'm not as patient). I "mist" the bees with a fine spray of 1 to 1 sugar syrup (stops em from flying too much) and then get a box under them as best I can and then sweep them in. Set the box down and you know in a couple minutes if you got her.
Looks like a D.Coates nuc box being used as well, got a bunch just like it. Sure are handy to have around for stuff just like this!
Thanks for posting. :mrgreen:
no Iddee he is just another flawed bee keeper like his conservative* brother.
*to be quite honest I have NO idea at the current time what words like conservative or liberal might actually mean since self profess conservative appear not to desire to conserve and liberal appear to have no interest in liberating. shades of "1984" and double speak I presume.