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To some this may sound like a good thing, but to me i'm ready for swarm season to be over with. I started out the year with two full sized overwintered colonies. They both swarmed, lost one to the woods the other I captured and re-hived. I made up some splits with the extra queen cells and then there was 4. Captured a swarm that was not one of mine now hive 5. made up some more preventive splits in April and let them make their own queens, that worked great so now i'm up to 8. Had another swarm take off in June, and of course I made some splits with the extra queen cells now colonies 9,10,11 The colony that swarmed cast out an after swarm caught them now colony 12. Rolled out of bed this morning just in time to see another swarm taking to the air, what gives Im out of deeps and out of room. I've checker boarded, harvested, increased ventilation and added entrance shims. Starting to think I just have swarmy bees. There is no flow on right now and thought I could relax on the inspections for a while, wrong...:no: So Ill be looking for some queen cells this afternoon and making up some more splits. Yep its true bees make honey and more bees. im going to need an out yard asap.