Backwards Beekeeper Dennis, whose bees absconded recently, has this triumphant post on his blog about going to the rescue of a swarm in Redondo Beach, and getting new bees for himself in the process:
Time to go to work. Okay it is a swarm and the bees might be friendly but I have the fine bee suit and need to use it, the public demands it.. The crowd, Terra and her neighbor were very impressed.
I could not come up with a better solution so I sprayed the bees with sugar water, tilted the container and gave it several mighty whacks. The bees were sort of annoyed but the main group along with the queen seemed to have fallen into the nuc.
Read the whole post here.
Well done, Dennis!