Neighbor stopped as he was driving by yesterday to tell me he saw a small swarm flying towards my place earlier in the day. Didn't think much of it, he's not really a bee person I went about my chores. Well sure enough I found a small swarm on the ground by the chicken coop. I caught the queen and out her in a nuc and the rest followed. I have more bees than I want now so I called a friend who has some struggling hives to see of he wanted them for a combine with a weak hive. He does and plans on getting them soon. The fall flow has been pretty good this year, Japanese knotweed finished up about two weeks ago and goldenrod is going strong right now. Still it's crazy to think they would swarm this late, no chance for survival over winter. Here's a pic of the queen she's small.
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