Popped my Swarm Cherry!!!
Warm day here in Willamette Valley (afternoon sun andabout mid 70's)
Had a hive abscond (only started with two). Got a call from the guy I got them from about a swarm report too far for him to travel too (in my neck o the woods). Turned out to bea established hives under a construction office trailer. Got to go crazy with a buddy who also had never been swarmed. Pretty intimidated since there was only two feet crawl - ripped out two feet by two foot nest (comb only as deep as the floor joist). Wondered where all the additional bees were coming from and end up finding another hive two joist over using the same entrance! Did a better extract on the second one. Two stings (on my knee when kneeling down on the bee/gravel mix) on me, zero on buddy!
Getting into my truck and my wife calls - her coworker just saw a small swarm on her driveway trees! When it rains it pours! went out at 8:30. One shake and went home at 8:31!
Observations: Got alot of experience in one day....long...long day (built another hive as well for the Gals). Bees prefer when you give them a home.