How do I hive this swarm?

I collected this swarm today, easiest one ever as it was already housed in a 5 gallon plastic oil can. You can just make out the screen of bees in the entrance forming the colony cluster.

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One Response to “How do I hive this swarm?”

  1. seanbees Says:

    The answer turned out to be simple, I left the can in the sun, the majority of the bees got too hot and surrounded the outside of the can. These were brushed into a hive, the can cut open after a while and the remainder brushed to join the the colony.

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