Why Do Honey Bees Swarm?

This year has been crazy in our area for the honey bees.  This month alone I’ve had more swarms than ever before and some of my hives have split twice.  Truly, this is one of those seasons when man may try to calculate all the right answers but in reality, they’re...

What to do BEFORE those bees swarm

Day before yesterday I was up in the bee yard looking through the hives to check on the supers.  It’s that time of year when these girls are extremely busy and they’re filling those supers quickly with honey.  After looking through the hives, I needed to...