So, as I expected, our best hive swarmed this past week. Luckily I had an inkling and visited the bee yard and found them in a tree (a bit high up, but with a bit of hassle got them hived and queen is laying in new hive). I had already split the suspect hive, but I found some swarm cells that were not capped yet, but there were probably capped ones - I didn't look too far - so the urge was probably already well established.
I rather think that there might be after-swarms and would like to possibly catch any big ones.
But, hives are about 6 miles away and I can't get there every day to check.
So on these upcoming days where there are a few stormy days in the forecast, can I presume that bees are pretty smart and they won't swarm on a day that is 70% chance for thunderstorms? Maybe just visit the bee yard on days that are forecast to be clear?
Somehow I figure the bees must have a sense of upcoming weather so they don't head out into a horrible weather scenario for them. But, how good of weather forecasters are they . . . or are they as bad as the guys on TV