hi all, we are now 7 members! welcome to Stuart.
Swarm season is well and truly upon us, I've been to 3 swarm events in the last two weeks and that is probably only the tip of the iceberg. A warm still day after a few days of inclement weather will set a swarm-ready hive off, so be on the look-out for extra activity around your hives. Inspect often and be ready to split a hive to take off the pressure. There are lots of queen cells around now, so if you want to split a hive and don't have a queen cell, put out a call and someone can probably help.