Interesting thing yesterday. I got home and was sitting on my porch and noticed a HUGE swarm across the street in the woods high up in a pine tree. It was late and looking like rain so I am sure they stayed the night. I did a quick check my one bee hive and everything was normal and all accounted for. I suspect this is a wild swarm that just gave up the fight with beetles and no honey. I am worried today they may make a bee line for mine and try and take over. Hate I am at work. I reduced the entrance to help. I also put out a bait hive with bee lure in their path to mine last night. I have just never seen such a large swarm this late in the year. We will see what happens. Crazy year for bees here.