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  1. #1
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    Apr 2002
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    Round Top, New York - Northern Catskill Mtns.
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    Hived the first swarm of the season this evening. A nice 4lb or so.

    I'm not sure where they came from. I have been splitting my strong hives this spring and almost all of the hives in this yard have been split.

    I was in this yard at lunch time and after work today, getting ready for some packages that I am picking up tomorrow. They were settled in a bush about 10 feet from where I was working. They werenÂ’t there at 5:30, but when I got back tonight at 7:30 they were.

    Anyway we boxed them and will move them in the morning.

  2. #2
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    Jan 2004
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    Berkey, OH, USA
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    MC

    Isn't that awfully early for your area?

  3. #3
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    It is about a week or so earlier then I have seen any swarms in the past.
    With this year cold wet spring, I expected things to be delayed as well.
    I guess it shows that the bees have their own schedules.

  4. #4
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    Apr 2005
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    CANDIA, NEW HAMPSHIRE
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    A commercial beekeeper in my beekeeping association said he saw two swarms in his bee yards this week and he's in central New Hampshire!

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