It rained all day yesterday. My garden gauge registered just over an inch. I suppose the bees hung out in their crowded hives all day as well as the nights. And today, it was sort of cloudy and still seemed damp. I’ve read that a sunny day after rain is when bees will swarm, so I was watching as I worked in the garden. But they are still all at home. No swarms.
My sister is visiting and she asked me how can you stop bees from out growing a hive? I don’t know. I told her that I don’t think you can. If you’re lucky and the bees are healthy, they grow.