Papa Bear found a swarm on one of the traps. I don't know if they had stopped to rest or were trying to make up their mind if they were going to move in. They were bearding up on the bottom of the trap which is only about 5 feet off the ground. It is real close to my apiary so it may even be one of my hives that swarmed.
I decided not to wait until night to get them just in case they were resting. I put on my bee suit and got my gear together. I put the new brood box underneath the trap, removed the top and the frames from the center and shook the bees into the brood box. When I opened the trap there were about 50 or so bees inside so I am glad I decided to take them as they were probably just resting there. It took a while for them to settle. I was beginning to wonder if I had the queen as they started gathering on a nearby fence post and were making very little attempt to go into the brood box. I finally decided to leave them alone and see what happens. I went to check on them a few minutes ago and there are only a few outside the brood box. Most have gone in and they are no longer roaring like before. Just at dark I will attempt to move them to the apiary.
Three more of my traps are showing a little activity at them. Maybe I can make them stay this year. The two swarms I caught last year absconded in a day or two and my splits just never worked but I learn something new each time.