Bees should not be swarming in August. Spring is when bees should swarm to create new colonies. They need the late spring and early summer to establish a colony and use the flowers that should be in abundance then as a source of nectar to build up stores for the winter. Nevertheless, one of our hives produced a swarm through the week. I captured it and it is now in a new hive in our second apiary. This was no small swarm either. It was big and when I picked it up in the bee box, it was quite a weight. Talking of bee boxes, I used the one we bought recently to transfer the swarm to its new home. It's not the first time I have used it but it is the first time I have been in a position to film its use (see below).
I do hope this is the last swarm of the year. If the 8 hives we now have swarm next year to the extend they have this year, we are going to face a problem of what to do with them.