So in prime swarms multiple queens more rare? After swarms could be occurring now in southern Calif. as spring is early here & we had unusual amounts of rains despite NOAA predicting a drier La Nina pattern. They said Alaska northrn express spoiled our la nina& was colder here. Warming up this week to 90's & swarms breaking out all over southrn Calif.
Everything exploding here oaks breaking out w/ pollen tassles & onamentals in urban areas, fruit trees-lemon, citrus, avocado's, stone fruits, berrys-blue, black, herbs- borage,thyme, veges -brocolli, fava. Not sure what in foothills as need to take my day hike in canyons. Just got call before now noon that one of my Jenny Craig top bar swarm lure hives has swarm moving in now! Gotta run & check out.
If you build it the bees will come :)