Crap… we’ve got a swarm on our hands. Just a few moments ago I watched as Hive #2 started to beard at the entrance and then half of the hive swarmed off into a nearby tree. Crap. We have bee lure in the freezer (I hope it’s still good) and enough money in our pocket to build a new hive. Hopefully we can pick up the materials and get a new hive built before the sun goes down. Or at least a couple more super boxes to keep them comfortable and buy us some time to split the hive into two. It is still freezing at night here so I don’t think they will make it through the night if the swarm says up in that tree.