A good friend called me just a few minutes ago. His dad just happened upon a large cloud of bees flying over a large fallen willow tree toward the back of his large wooded property in NW Medina county (about 6 miles from Spencer, Oh). His father's description: "In the air, the swarm completely filled the sky across a 200+ foot opening in the trees." and "I could hear them from over 100 yards away and walked back to take a look".... I asked for a bit more details (Are they coming or going?), but either way it looks like I will be driving to Spencer later tonight! It sounds like I will have one of the following: a swarm to hive tonight (if they bivouac low enough to reach), swarm traps to set (if too high up in the trees), a newly established cut-out to do this weekend, or a cutout on an older hive to do in about two to three weeks (once the new queen completes her nuptual flight and settles back in)! Despite being a bit far to drive, at his mother's request, his property was offered last year as a prospective "bee yard" for my hives. Looks like she will get her wish.