We got an email while on holiday so say that Hive Jessica had swarmed. It was so unlikely nobody could believe it. Colin had checked on the hives and Hive Jessica was unusually aggressive. On leaving, he discovered a swarm in a bramble bush. The good beekeeper that is, he returned home, got his equipment and caught it! He gave it to Sandy, where the swarm had come from originally. Everyone was flummoxed. They had swarmed in May so shouldn’t have needed to do it again. They had enough space in both the brood box and the empty super. Colin had put on a feeder because the weather hadn’t been great for forging so they had enough food. It was a mystery! I was disappointed. I’d lost half my bees!