I am new to beekeeping here in Maine; I installed my first package in May 2013 and have had several very interesting, fun, and confusing times to say the least. They swarmed not once but twice (may have added a super prematurely). Both times we "caught" them, 30 feet up in the same spot in the same tree. I think I shall cut the tree down We have swarm retrieval down and will now study up on how best to stay ahead of the ladies next year.

I appreciate the opportunity to learn from others in the forums.