We got a call about a swarm in a small crab apple tree. I arrived to find this small group of bees that had been hanging on this tree for 2 days and through a huge storm with very heavy winds, rain and even tornado warnings.The girls were very calm but had been through a lot and I figured they were leaving to make a home somewhere quickly. This was an easy capture since they really wanted a new home.
I used a cardboard box to lift the hive in place and used an empty super to guide the clump to fall on the frames. After shaking the tree several times they went into the hive very quickly and enjoyed their new digs. I was able to leave within 30 minutes of arriving with all of the bees inside. I am happy to say the colony is still doing great in their new home.
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