I got a call from our local school district administrative office on Wednesday, Feb. 13 (two days ago) that said they had a bunch of bees swarming around. I went over and by the time I got there (15 minutes), they were gone.
I asked the ladies how big the swarm was and they described a fairly large swarm hanging on the rafters of the carport. When I asked how they would compare the size of the swarm to a basketball, they said that the swarm would have been bigger than a basketball.
While I hate missing the swarm, the most surprising thing is that there WAS a swarm in the middle of February. While this is Texas (south central Texas (Brenham)) and it has been warm, I didn't expect one this early.
I think I'll get my traps and lures out this weekend.
Anybody else notice swarms this early?