I have gotten quite a few phone calls this year about swarms. More so than usual, it seems.
I got another call yesterday from a guy who says that a swarm moved into his attic near the chimney. He wanted to know if I'd come get it. I don't do removals. I also got a call from a first year beekeeper who had what he thought was a swarm issueing from his one colony. He got into the hive and found a number of queen cells.
What struck me is that we are in late August and having swarms here in Northern NY. I know we often have fall swarms, but isn't it early for that? And shouldn't the summer swarm season be over?
I wish these critters would read the same books and Web Forums that the rest of us do.
What's going on in your neck of the woods?
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet