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8635Re: late swarm

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  • danm_bees
    Aug 2, 2006
      --- In beekeeping@yahoogroups.com, "ksam1950" <kssam@...> wrote:
      > Hello,
      > I haven't posted before and just lurk occasionally.
      > I have a question about a late swarm.
      > We caught the swarm and put it in a box, readied a new hive and shook
      > the bees in,but they left again higher in the tree this time.
      > It was about 95 degrees and we were roasting!! Finally gave up when
      > was getting dark. This AM they were still in the tree and hopefully
      > will be there when I get home from work.
      > Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks!!
      Are you sure you got the queen ? I have never actually had a swarm but
      fmy understanding is if the queen is missed the rest go back to where
      she is.
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