This week I had a call from a real estate agent who reported one of their tennant’s had a swarm of bees in their backyard.
It took 2 days for me 2 get to the residency by that time the swarm had moved on. As it’s not swarm season I’m interested to know what the reason would have been for a swarm to occur midwinter, we are currently experiencing snow in the Highlands and in Cooma it is bloody cold
The only reason I can think of that a swarm event would occur is if the hive was over run with vermin either being small Hive beetle or some other type of vermin.
There are quite a lot of wild hives in the surrounding Bushland and I suspect that this is the origin of the swarm that was reported
Information on how and what might have happened will be good if anyone has ideas or knowledge that they can pass on.
Cheers and thanks,