Picked one up yesterday about the size of a basketball. Swarmed out of another beekeepers TBH. He was gracious enough to allow me to capture it in one of my lang hives. I will wait a week or so, check for eggs and bring it back to the apiary.
Recieved a call today to do my first cutout in a old barn (easy no ladder required). Read everything I could on it now need to build bee vac. Right after that phone call got a swarm call (first one ever). Very easy one on bush knee high about a volley ball size. Wow this fun. Doing cutout sometimetime Sat.
Swarm today 6ft in tree not easy right at base should have brought bee vac. About 6 lbs of bees my biggest one. Must have gotton queen in box because set on ground and they all flew down and marched in.
Got a call this afternoon from a man in Shelbyville. Said there was a swarm on the overhang from his two story house. Since it is kind of late for swarms in michigan I asked if he could send pics. Wow went over there about 4 to 5 pound of bees. Swept them in box and let sit with hole towards bottom of box and the rest marched in. This is good because I have a queenless hive now I will just combine the two. All ot of equipment this year. Started with 4 of my own hives now have 23 hives from all the swarms, trapouts, cutouts and splits. Now to get them through winter so I can split some hives next spring and sell the nucs.