() Hi all,
Surprise ! surprize … I’ve been be moaning the fact I’ve not caught a single swarm since 2016. I do splits all the time n careful inspect my 8 to 10 colonies systemically about every 10 days during our active 6 month season up here in Puget Sound near Seattle.
Well, I’ve been observing a few bees going in/out of one Nuc box I forgot to put the bung/plug back into for last 5 to seven days. Yesterday the sun shine came out n warmed us up (80 dgs)… All my hives were exceptionally active (hmm, including the Nuc box). So I got nosy !
Popping the lid I was very shocked n surprised to see four of the five frames well covered with bees … it doesn’t take a dummy very long to analyze this is an active colony not a few robbing bees cleaning old frames.
All my other hives are extremely busy thus these bees came n took up housekeeping at my Apiary … thus I’ve now can stop moaning about no swarms.
It’s a little late season … so might transfer to one of my wood 5 frame Nuc box, add a extra frame of brood to spike their number n chance of proper winter honey supply ( I’ll winter as a Nuc) or I have buddy that has a queenless hive n can’t find one. He could merge mine with his n keep his “Golden Girl” Flow hive strong n alive.
Just thot I’d share since not much happening on the forum “State-Side” here.
I’ll add a couple pix’s n post !