On tuesday I was out of town. When I spoke to my better half I heard the bees were all hanging out on the front of the hive. I figured they were either just warm or going to swarm, but nothing I could do either way
Yesterday I went to feed the chickens and there was a swarm (or 2?) covering a couple of the poles. I scraped them into a box, got about 60 or 70% of them, covered it with a screen and put it in the garage. I ran up to my local supply place and got the makings for a second hive.
Today I went out to figure out where the hive should go, and found the same 2 posts again covered in a swarm. Also the front of the hive is covered.
Is this a mass exodus? Or maybe not a swarm at all and they just like hanging out on the post?