This is the craziest thing I ever saw. I went out to the bee yard early this morning to pick up some stuff from last nights storm - when I "heard" bees buzzing and lo and behold - there was a swarm of bees on a tree limb and most of them were on the ground! I figured they must have swarmed yesterday and the storm knocked them on the ground. I went and got a hive body and picked up a few bees with my bee brush & shook them in the hive body, and the next thing I knew they were marching into the hive. I sat there and watched them and the others came down off the limb and the queen must have been last because there was a "ball" of bees at the end and I figured they were protecting her. It was a huge swarm too. It has been 100 degrees here the last few days and we had very humid weather yesterday. So we are going out there tonight to move the hive to the bee yard and I think I will put a top feeder on them tomorrow afternoon. So is that what you guys would do? WHY would bees swarm this time of year? I have no idea which hive they came from either??? I had lost one of my hives to the wax moths last week - this one put me back up to 10 hives again.