As always in the pre-season there are a huge expansion in biomass in the hives. This year many farmers has grown oilseeds and the bees are increasing their numbers to collect as much as possible. I believe I have around 60-70k bees in my hives now. And this has generated a few bee swarms. The positive thing is that I have collected them all so I went from 7 hives to 10 in a few days. The backdraw is that the bees eat a lot of honey before they take off, and I can’t be sure if there are more new queens left in my swarming hives that will fly away with more bees. Anyhow here’s today’s catch! And they landed on the ground, lucky me!