I posted this spring that I had a swarm move into a tree by my house. my dad used to keep bees and we tried to get them to move into a hive when they first settled on my deck but they went into the tree (that they had moved into a few days before and then for some reason decided to leave. I guess they didn't find anything better and went back?). well this morning, though it is still very cool here, the air by the tree is just full of them and there are dozens or hundreds flying everywhere whereas normally you see no more than a dozen or so flying around the entrance (this is a small hive, it was football size when it swarmed and settled). are they getting ready to swarm? is there anyway I can get them into a hive THIS time? dad says this late there is probably no way of them starting over and making it through the winter. if we can get them in a hive, will they go back to the tree to steal the honey out of to move into the new hive? we had another really huge swarm at the same time in the spring but dad was able to get them in a hive and they are really doing well, he has had to double the size of the original hive he's put in but he doesn't think he could steal any combs from it to start them with without indangering THAT hive. are they going to swarm? any suggestions or recommendations to help / save them? dad doesn't really think they can make enough to get through our indiana winters this late. if they aren't swarming, what is going on? they are REALLY noisy. Thank you so much.