We captured another bee swarm yesterday. The day promised to get hot - so we rushed out when we got the call so that we wouldn't melt in our bee suits. We moved the swarm to a hive in our backyard. I think we had good luck getting the queen with this one!
A swarm is just bees who are moving to a new home because their old home got overcrowded or the hive had other problems. The bees hang in a clump like this with the queen somewhere inside while the scout bees go out and look for a suitable place to take up new residence. It may take a few days, but when they find it, they disappear within a few minutes!
“A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay but a swarm in July is not worth a fly."