Yes, they are building up in numbers so fast, even we, the Beekeeping Newbies are noticing the growth.
On our neighbor’s triple plot, where a beehive has been placed by a local Honeybee Keeper (who is away right now), the colony is growing and the box-hive looks like it has run out of room.
From notes I’ve read on the internet, they might be preparing for the hatching and maturing of a new queen to start a new swarm. It’s been a couple of days now that they’ve stayed on the exterior of the box-hive.
In case they do leave and create a temporary swarm on a nearby tree, hubby and I have prepared a bucket, to “bucket them” and bring them to a new hive we’ve built about 50ft away. We’ve even prepared lemongrass oil to enhance their stay.
Are we reading the signs right? Any advice and information from seasoned beekeepers will be really appreciated.