I think my hive may have already swarm. I’m hoping not. I did not understand the signs last time I went into the hive which was a little over a week ago.
I saw my queen and I thought she was very skinny. I forgot all about what I had learned about the girls getting the queen down to flying weight, before swarm. For whatever reason I thought it was just coming out of winter was the issue.
Taking a photograph this morning before leaving for work hive number 1, the big box on the right does not appear as hot as it use to compare to hive number 2 which was a swarm I caught last fall before going into winter.
I live in a tight residential neighborhood. I have 2 hives now in the only location in my yard that I can put them. If I were to do a split right now trying to figure out where to put the 3rd hive. All I’ve got right now as a box is the original NUC that I got last year with my original hive.
Looking for suggestions comments. Dallas Texas here, weather has been quite nice we are definitely out of winter may have one more cold snap before full off spring. Everything is blooming the girls are bringing back lots and lots of pollen. They are not touching the pollen substitute at all.