Finally at long last drones are buzzing loudly around my house and hives!!!! Last Friday (the 13th) after getting home from work I observed them. It won’t be long before swarming will start around here.
A bunch of traps were placed over the weekend. It seems like I am so far behind, but they are up almost a full month earlier than last year. My phone has been ringing almost daily from fellow beekeepers telling me that their hives are swarming. None of mine have swarmed as far as I know. Ten to twelve more traps will be hanging by Friday. I hope I don’t miss too many.