Northern Ohio - Low Number of Swarm Calls
It's May 22nd, and I have not received a single swarm call this year. For the past several years I've had so many calls at this point in the month of May that I've had to refer some of them to other local beekeepers. Not one call yet. I'm curious if there are any other beekeepers in northern Ohio who may be experiencing a similar situation.
My overwintered colonies built up a little later than usual this spring, and none of them have started any swarm cells. But I've been pretty attentive to keeping the brood nest open and overhead space open for expansion. Just wondering if we are running that far behind schedule this year in swarming or if there is something else going on. I've never seen it this quiet in the 2nd half of May.
To everything there is a season....