- Jul 30, 2019
- Reaction score
- Titterstone clee South Shropshire
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- 35 this winter
Thanks for the heads up beeno.You may have missed my post that this was in 2011. With hindsight I realise that this occurred due to the fact that it was my first year in beekeeping and I was going for combs! I was concerned at the time that my one and only colony would swarm, but all the experienced beeks advised me that bees don't swarm this time of the year! Even Thornes after I had told a member of staff that they just had. I picked up a swarm in October one year too - not mine. So, be aware bees under certain circumstances will swarm late in the season. Well, I am inspecting my bees this afternoon to see if the queens are still laying after treatment and I will inspect for QC as well.
They very often do things they shouldn't the little buets.