We have been very vigilant over the last few years to make sure that our bees have been unable to swarm.
However we (I) made a few amateur mistakes this year. The main one was that I left more than one queen cell in the bee hive which means that when the first queen hatches she can swarm with some of the bees. This is called a “cast swarm”.
Fortunately we spotted that the bees were swarming and were able to hunt them down and catch them.
This was was the first time we have caught a swarm so messed it up a bit but got lucky and the bees liked the new home we moved them into and are happy there.
We we will move them into a full sized hive soon which was bought for us generously by Mr McMullan snr who is our main beekeeping mentor.
Enjoy the video and remember if you see a swarm of bees call Mr McMullan and he will come hunt them down!