Swarming during the swarm call while calling about a swarm call Got a call from a guy that lived not but 5 or 6 miles down the road from me with a swarm hanging from a table in his front yard. Got there, nice little football sized swarm, real friendly bees that totally ignored me altogether. After dumping them in the box and while waiting for the flyers to join the colony, we check out the bee tree they came from, he's keeping the bees in the bee tree and hopes to have a hive of his own ready to catch next year's swarms so he can keep his own bees, but then we notice them swarming again. I've never seen them while the swarm was still flying around, so that was a really neat sight for me. Anyway, they went over and landed in their neighbor's tree across the street about 25-30' up. No problem I ran home dropped off the first swarm and grabbed a tree trimming pole and bucket and lashed the bucket onto the pole then when I got back I got up on the ladder and used the pole to snip the branch that the swarm was in so the swarm landed in the bucket then took them down to the hive and dumped them in the hive. I took video of the swarm in the air, but when I viewed it the video feature on my phone wasn't high res enough to see any of the bees flying around, so the best I could do was a few pictures of them right as they were starting to gather on the branch. Oddly, the second swarm was bigger than the first swarm, about soccer-ball sized wheras the first was football sized. LOTS of drones in these swarms. Probably 1 drone per 25 worker bees. That's good though, I like drones. Most people don't like drones but since I let my bees raise their own queens instead of buying pre-mated queens I like a high drone count to make sure any replacement queens get well mated.