Our bees have certainly been, well busy. We purchased this hive from a local fellow last spring who sells swarms. The bees seemed to flourish all summer and made it through the fall and winter. We did not take honey from them last fall.We wanted to make sure they had enough reserves to maintain. And maintain they have. Our hive has swarmed six times already this spring.Yes, you read that right six times. I am a novice bee keeper and know that I should have added a super sooner than I did. Luckily we were able to capture all but one swarm. We re-hived, combined and gave one away. The girls seem happy and I see no more swarm cells, so hopefully fingers crossed this will be all the swarms we have this spring. I told them I would like them to get busy making honey! It's pretty exciting around here these days you just never know what you are going to wake up and find yourself doing!