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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Wednesday evening 08/26/15, I went to check on a hive that had a very small group of bees inside it from the swarm on 08/15 that landed on a limb and then went back into their original hive. This...
  2. Re: opinions on 2 full entrances?

    Since I keep my bees inside an old barn (and they are out of the weather) usually once they are taller than 2 deep hives, I either slide the 3rd hive back a little, or I leave the lid in the front of...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got a call today from the guy with the bees in the shed wall again - that he said was a swarm last week. He called today and said there was a swarm in a tree branch. I went and found a medium sized...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I was out in the yard today and could hear a "roaring". When down towards the bees, and they were flying all over and congegrating on a branch. Big swarm. I came into the house and went back out...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I was out in the yard today and could hear a "roaring". When down towards the bees, and they were flying all over and congegrating on a branch. Big swarm. I came into the house and went back out...
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    Re: August swarms?

    aunt betty, I doubt your hive is AHB. You are too far North and most AHB's throw smallish swarms - or so I've heard.

    I'm sure they were mean in part due to being queenless. But, it could very...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    When I called the guy lastnight about the swarm on his shed wall, he said the majority of them were gone and only a handful remained. They must have found a new home.

    Got a call this morning from...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    A guy in church told me he got called and picked up a swarm on Saturday 08/09/15. He apparently had some trouble catching it as first it was in a bush about 5' high. He shook them onto a blanket...
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    Re: Bad queen?

    Pinch her and after a day of being queen less, give them a frame of eggs from your other hive.

    To keep the amount of bees built up in the queen less hive, keep moving frames of capped brood over...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Rockton, PA 15856

    Got a call this afternoon from a farmer saying he had a swarm forming and if I wanted it I could come get it.
    I asked what he meant by "forming" and he said bees were landing on...
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    Re: Swarm surprise

    You need those remaining 7 frames in the hive NOW!!! Chances are, the swarm is clinging to the top cover and making comb.
    Suit up, jar the lid before opening it to dislodge the swarm from the top...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Reynoldsville, PA 15851 on Sunday June 14th.

    Got called to a swarm on a bush - the bottom of the swarm was touching the ground. I picked the branch up, slid the hive under it and jolted the...
  13. Re: New BeeKeeper Starting with Cutout

    I guess that is one way to start beekeeping, although I would prefer to have some beekeeping experience first.

    You do realize most bee removals require working at heights - a first story roof if...
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    Brookville, PA 15825

    Received a swarm call this afternoon. I got there to find a medium sized swarm - probably about 2 1/2 - 3 pounds hanging on a bush about 3' off the ground.

    Put the hive...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Didn't happen today - but several weeks ago our bee club was offering Carnolian queen cells - several people were placing an order for queen cells so wanted to include everyone if they wanted any.
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  16. Re: Literature to appease concerns about a hotel rooftop hive?

    How many stories high is the hotel? Are there balconies to the hotel - or the classic - can't even open a window - just run the heat or air conditioning?

    As long as there are no balconies...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Summerville, PA 15864

    I was looking at the bees today, and noticed quite a few bees flying around checking out a dead out. There were only two frames left - I had taken the others out so there no...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Reynoldsville, PA 15851

    About two weeks ago, a man called me about bees in a house he was tearing down. He said comb was exposed and easy to get to. The comb was there but no bees - apparently...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I stopped after work to check out the swarm and see how high it was in the tree. I knocked on the door of the people to show me where the swarm was and we went out "They aren't there now."

    I had...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Received my 2nd for the season swarm call from people who have a bee tree near their house. I always have a bait trap out and last year they moved in and produced very well.

    It seems this swarm...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    My first swarm call of the season!!!!! Knoxdale, PA

    Good sized swarm about 5' high in a bush.
    Put them into a hive and then went back tonight to pick it up.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Finally, a swarm in Pennsylvania.

    Lastnight on the news, they mentioned about a swarm of bees on (ironically enough) B Street!!!

    This was either in Altoona or Johnstown.

    Maybe I will start...
  23. Re: MANY, MANY Swarms this year. Would you agree?

    No swarms around here that I've heard of. In fact, I haven't heard of ANY swarms in Pennsylvania yet. The closest I've seen is Ohio.
  24. Re: My swarm is now in a bee tree

    I agree with Cleo, leave them alone and just keep swarm traps out in the area - you will have a constant supply of new swarms.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Any one from Pennsylvania hear of any swarms yet?

    Our dandelions just really started blooming earlier this week and this weekend and next week it is to be hot and humid - so I would think at...
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