Swarms seem to be eluding me. I get calls, but within minutes the swarms dissipate and move on, usually well before I get there. I have managed to get eyes on one swarm so far this year, but as I arrived and began to prepare to catch them, they took to the skies... Swarm traps have been infective so far as well. I am wondering if making them larger was the wrong thing to do? I also have a feeling that the loss of so many feral hives this winter has left some excellent hive sites open for the taking, and that most nearby swarms are heading for those sites as fast as they can get there.
I have two appointments to give estimates for cut outs. With luck I will get those jobs and be able to add a couple more hives. With more luck I can get my Camera operator up to snuff and get a good Vid of it!
I hope Spring has been good to you and your bees!