I was called to remove a swarm from high in a tree. They had not yet moved into tree and I was able to capture and confine the queen. The captured queen was used to capture the entire swarm. However, this post is not about the removal, but more about the homemade candy, caging, and marking success of the bee removal. I am trying a new "simple" candy recipe to see how it works. I pulverized sugar in a coffee grinder, mixed the pulverized sugar with powdered sugar and honey until it got thick enough to not slump or ooze. Click for RECIPE.
After caging and marking her, I reintroduced her to the swarm, to prevent the swarm from leaving for a few days. Below is a short video clip of the colony getting their queen back.