another small one today.
another small one today.
Two yesterday - 98648 and 98607 (Stevenson and Washougal WA). Volleyball sized each. Another in downtown Camas, WA today, little smaller.
Very early this year!
6th one this year, 75078
3-24-13, Lodi, 95240 I'd say almost 4#, 17 feet up. Guess it's off to the store for a new limb cutter since my dad has mine and I'll take them down in the AM.
4/25/13. 3 LB swarm caught and relocated. 18 in off the ground. quick catch. VA 24014
Saw one fly by on 4/22 while sitting in my car at a light, Woodland, CA.
Two swarms within two blocks of my house between noon and 4 PM. IN between capturing these two swarms I bid a cut out for an apartment complex. The bees have gotten busy.
Got one today about 2:30 a foot off the ground in a bush - about 4 pounds I would guess. Very well behaved.
I forgot about posting swarm dates here. My very first swarm was Apr 3, 2013 around 1:30ish near Greer, SC 29651. I'm not sure if these were my bees or not. My husband was on the back deck when the back yard got thick with bees. He seems to thing they are stranger bees, attracted to the boxes we had just split a week before. I was at the grocery store getting deli ham when he called me and said, Ah, I think your bees are swarming. I said, Naw! I split them so they wouldn't. Anyway, it was exciting. By the time I got home, they had landed in the dogwood in front of the hives. I made a video and put it on FB. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151468418787900
Sunday April 28th, 22963 (central VA). I had a fairly decent sized swarm, early afternoon before a rainstorm. They may have been my bees, but darned if I can tell which hive it was. I recaptured them and stuffed them in a spare nuc box until I can get another hive ready.
A nearby acquaintance also had a swarm the same day (which they lost).
47601 I got a swarm call yesterday. When I got there it was gone.
Saturday-swarm moved into a woman's house Thursday. Pulled back some carpet, cut a hole in the subfloor and vacuumed out the bees. Already built out about 3/4 of a frame of comb and the queen was laying.
Monday at one of my outyards at the base of a 3" tree. Had to cut the tree above the cluster then below and shook the trunk piece into a hive body.
Today at another outyard in a swarm box I have on a tree. Large swarm-don't think it was mine either??
Collected very nice soccerball-size swarm from same hive and tree I got one from last year. 17601
76520, Medium swarm 10feet up had to vacuum no problems.
95695, small swarm today in some oleanders at work. I'd say maybe 3 frames of bees. 5/2/2013, in the box!
89512 swarm in a tree approx 20 feet up. Captured.
at the same time another swarm approx 5 miles north of that location in a small bush almost on the ground, also captured.
Was informed of an existing colony under a play house that I had to pass on to another beekeeper as I am out of equipment for this year.
Zip 28546. Large swarm moved into one of my trap boxes as I was watching.
Noticed a yellow dot queen moving in:).
Ed next time they fly away have a pot in hand too BANG ON with your hive tool in about a 100 yards or less they will land