I have a hive that was in 2 deep broods and one super with plenty of open frames in each box. Early July I pinched their queen as she was laying poorly and let them raise there own.
If my math is right somewhere between just emerging and several days later I saw the hive swarm.
I've had several other hives raise their own queens without any problems but that was in the Spring. There is a lull in the flow right now.
Why did they take off with the new queen and what can I do in the future to prevent this? Thanks, Pooh