Bee Swarm Moves into Steamer Trunk

This past week we hived a swarm which had taken residence in an old steamer trunk located on a porch. We spent about 2 hours carefully cutting and moving the new comb from the under the top of the  trunk. About an hour into our work we found the queen and put her into a cage so she would be safe as we hived the swarm. We used 3 inch rubber bands to secure  the cut comb in  foundation-less deep frames. Then we moved all the rubber-banded frames to a new bee hive along with drawn out deep frames.  We then released the queen into her new hive.

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