Ok, take two of the cast swarm.  Yesterday I must not have caught the queen.  She must have then got spooked and returned to her hive.  We heard her tooting again last night.

This time have built a little prison for her in the form of a brood box – queen excluder  – nuc box.  there are two frames of foundation in there to get started on.  I think I will leave them like this until tomorrow when I will break it up and pop a couple more frames and an insulated dummy board in.  My next project will have to be a frame feeder.

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