The weaker of my two hives swarmed Saturday 8/1/09. Went to the top of a tree. About a three pound swarm. Attempted to retreive the swarm and ended up with about 1 pound of bees, 1 pound of injured bees, and the other pound went higher up in the tree. I was anxious to try and collect them because it rained about two hours later. Put the bees I collected into a nuc box with some brood and honey from the hive. Will likely need to get a new queen. Didn't expect this in August! It's been a funny year.