By eck, the little buggers have been aggressive the last couple of days. Even my calm hives have been showing a bit of attitude....I think it may be a combination of weather (very muggy around here) and lack of available forage. One hive was so bad I split it so I can examine the quite half tomorrow. I suspect they may be queenlees after their hive stand dive, and or she is so damaged she cannot lay hence their super aggressive behaviour. The bees investigating my strapped down piles of brood boxes and supers (usually a good indication of lack of nectar sources) some have been attacking when you go near them...most unusual.
Picked a swarm up. Quite a descent sized one as well. Found it to be extremely light in the 6 frame poly nuc I put it in, unusually light. It covered all 6 frames plus bees in the super.
I'm wondering why they had swarmed this late in the swarming season wonder if lack of stores was the reason. Although compression can't be ruled out or just plain swarmy bees