Well, looks like today was as good as any to attempt dealing with my first ever swarm.:roll: Has anyone ever tried getting a swarm off a chainlink fence with razor wire around the top? It seems the swarm I am trying to catch has put themselves on both sides of the fence behind where I work. I went around to the other side where there seemed to be the largest clump and shook them off into a box by shaking the fence. I had to leave the box out there on the ground because half of the bees are still crawling around. Can anyone tell me if there is an easy way to determine if the queen is in the box? Wouldn't the others walk right on in? I tried that approach before shaking them off and placed the box up next to them by propping a hive box on a cart with some boxes underneath it to raise it up to them and they did not want to take their marching orders. :rules: Am I doing something wrong? I guess I'd better head back out there and check on things.