I am following up on some advice I received earlier this spring.
I am uncertain on reversing my hive bodies after over-wintering my 1st colony here in Upper Peninsula, Michigan.
I know I have some time living at this latitude.
I have read the recommendations about leaving the colony to naturally expand the population downward to the lower hive body. However, I am concerned that something screwy can go on and they will want to swarm (biology is the science of exceptions--my mantra as a fisheries biologist). Is that likely or do they almost always move downward before they would approach swarming?