We were just about to have lunch today and Monique called me to look in the back garden ..
This swarm settled in next doors apple tree so After messing about with a box above them , and that I didn't have Tim's number there was nothing for it but to try YouTube -.
It was great and a clip showed me exactly what to do and what to do if it didn't work 1st time , this was from a US top bar supplier so I gave it a go.
Putting my bait box under them , giving them a spray of water as was recommended then giving them a shake they dutifully fell in and leaving it on the ground, the bees that were left in the tree came and joined them all - success.
I wouldn't say I'm ready for the next one , but I moved a bumble bee nest from the shed in the sale garden yesterday.
All the best