Any way to dissuade a swarm?
Popped into one of my hives briefly right at dusk this evening and was surprised to see queen cells. I think a couple of them were ripe but couldn't be sure because it was dusky. There were a few cups on other frames, but I couldn't tell if they were ripe or not.
It's awfully late in the year to be doing a split where I'm located. Is there any way to dissuade them from leaving, or am I doomed if they've already made cells?
I'm the dude, so that's what you call me.