if supers full, how soon will bees swarm?
I just opened up one of my hives this afternoon to add another super on top of the hive, and while I was there I pried up a few of the frames from the super that's already there. I noticed that the frames were pretty much filled out to capacity all the way across the super. So, how soon after a hive's frames have been filled to the brim will the colony swarm? It's Christmas eve (and a Merry Christmas to all !), and the weather is getting nippy here in San Diego. Is it most likely that the hive would wait until spring to swarm? Or will they leave anytime that the available space has been used up? Thanks.