I have spent the last five seasons avoiding swarms. In May and June strong colonies begin to feel the itch to multiply. They do this by producing more queens. In the first swarm the old queen and a lot of the bees in the colony take off. This is what happened Friday evening. I was going to meet a friend for dinner but I wanted to go to the garden. I always want to go to the garden but it was already dinnertime and I was hungry. I went anyway. When I got there I noticed bees flying right way and saw a carpet of bees on the path. I ran to get a box. When I came back they took off. This part was magical. They filled the air over the garden, this place that I love so much, full of my bees. I had always wanted to see a swarm, but I never had until now. After wonder, I felt worry. Are they going to take off? I started willing them down. I grabbed a frame of honey from another hive. Finally I notice them going into the peach tree in Ms. Matlock’s garden. I ran and got the hive box. The video shows the third for fourth shake into the box. With in a few minutes they were all inside ready to tuck in for the night. I searched for the swarmy hive and started pulling queen cells. Now I have four queens who are going to mate in the next few weeks.