the same exact hive that had just swarmed.. was swarming again.
It is natural habit to bees. It is very normal. Swarming is worst problem of new beekeeper. Big hives swarm first.
I've asked him about adding another brood box on top to give them more room.
Did you have only one brood box?
Swarming destroys honey yield.
Do you have those two swarms yet?
The system is:
When you hive swarmed you put swarm into foundation box. I start to draw combs and then after two days you give to it 50% sugar syrup so dring ne week it draw foundations ready. To build whole box of foundations bees use 5 kg dry sugar. It nees occupy 5 frames give 0,5 kg sugar per frame.
Do same to another swarm.
It depends how big your swarms are; how many frames are filled with bees.
When honey flow begin, put all those 3 hives together and you have normal forager again.
Take extra queen away before you put hives together. Leave the best.
After 24 hours connect them.http://maarec.cas.psu.edu/PDFs/Swarm_Prev_Control_PM.pdf
The most important to do at the beginning of summer is to give room to bees that they have enoug space for brood, pollen, honey and bees itself.
* I use 3 brood box. First I give to bees 3 deep and I do not limit queen egg laying.
* When hive expand I give honey supers so much they occupy.
* Before main nectar flow bees use o swarm. Every week you should inpect do queen cell cup have eggs or larvae. It not, everything is so far good. See Maarec.
If hive is one box, I put second box lowest. So hive is able to control it's brood area temperature.
No I have winter (-15C) and most of my hives have 2 box. In July in main flow all hives will be 6 boxes. I put two weak hive together if hive is not 6 boxes. So it is able to get over 200 lbs honey in one month.
I have now Italian race bees . I had Carniolan but they were mad to swarm.