I’m really glad that a local golf and country club is doing their part in protecting our local honeybees. They have several oak trees that have active hives in the hollows and they are willing to just let them be. To prevent swarms of bees from moving into their club house or other structures in the area they have placed a few swarm traps near the 6+ colonies. This would be my third time removing a swarm trap on the golf course.
We brought the swarm trap home in the evening to transfer them to a hive box. A small established colony.
Found a tiny queen. Either a virgin or just mated as there are no eggs on the fresh comb they built.