Yesterday, I noticed some bee activities at my swarm box . Some bees kept coming in and out . How and when should I open the lid to find out what is going on with the frames inside ? When will I know that the swarming is done in order to install the bees into a hive ?
if it is just a few popping in and out. more then likely bees just snooping around. when you have lots of traffic then you know someone has moved in. i think it best to leave them for couple weeks to settle. then you could drop them into another hive.
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