Hi - I had 8 hives going into winter - Lost 3 hives over the strange winter we had in NJ.
Did my mite check on all 5 hives - had an average count of 4 mites per hive. 02/29/2020 I did a oxcylic Acid treatment on all hives.
3/9/20- Hive inspection / mite check - sugar roll - found 1 mites in one hive, other 4 hive no mites.
03/21/2020 Dewinterized - cleaned bottom boards and inspected.
04/05/202 Inspected, removed top feeders all hives, bee’s busy collecting pollen like crazy, mostly tree pollen.
Today is 4/9/2020 and now I have 10 hives…in the last 3 days I have had 5 swarms. Caught them all, hence my 10 hives. I can’t figure out why so many swarms? Not sure if they are all from my hives.
On 4/6/20 I had 2 swarms from hives that I inspected, all hives have plenty of food, pollen / honey from winter.
Any advice would be helpful. As of now I’m out of boxes, covers, lids and frames…