I’m trying to catch a swarm that showed up two days ago in my neighbor’s yard. The swarm has been hanging from a tree branch too high up to reach. The weather was so cold that they didn’t move on. We hung up a box, hauled it up fairly high, but the bees didn’t move in. Today, the swarm moved into a cavity of a cedar tree. The cavity didn’t look large enough for them, but they managed to squeeze all in. Here’s a picture before they vanished into the cavity:
That crack in the tree is 6 feet off the ground, and easily accessible. I hung my box near it:
I don’t think the bees really settled in that tree. It’s just too cramped. But other than hoping they’ll move into my box, what else can I do? I should mention, I have zero beekeeping experience.