There seem to be as many opinions about swarming as there are beekeepers in Finland. The jury is still out on whether it is better to split the hive before it swarms. And some say the new hive has to be AT LEAST 3kms away from the old hive, others suggest that 1km is enough.
Our action plan this weekend was: Do Nothing. But that was largely due to the torrential rain which gave us a good excuse not to make a decision.
But we are leaning towards splitting the hive and setting up a colony up at the house. To be continued...