Hi Peter, I got home an hour ago after returning stickies etc. to a phone call from a bloke who a few weeks ago was telling me about all the swarms (not his) he’s catching.
I cautioned him about chasing swarms while at the same time his own bees could be preparing to swarm.
Sure enough, now his own bees are swarming. He said “I caught the biggest swarm in my yard I’ve ever seen, it was massive”.
Just as well he caught it. Apparently it fit into 2 supers.
I don’t think we’re out of the woods yet. We’re only 11 days into spring, the bees are still in low gear. Wait till they get into a higher gear once the nights get warmer & the days get longer.
cheers for now