do bees dislike garlic , working in tive area I noticed there is a stong garlic smell from the garden
could the smell of garlic make them want to leave the hive and swam
trying to figure out why my bees want to swarm
I had water pooling in the garden near my garlic, and the bees were at the watering hole daily. I didn't notice any strong smell, though.
My first hive packed up and left because they were queenless, and (being new) I hadn't noticed. Not a swarm... they absconded, every last one of them. Maybe your queen was killed in the bear disruption?
My bees swarmed , I collected them ,when I put them back in there hive the Queen was there one in each hive. One hive they look like they went back to work , the other they just seem to be clustered doing nothing.