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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Swarm call 6/11/13
    South Lyon, MI
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  2. #42
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    Lewiston, MI, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught a swarm from one of my hives on June 22.

  3. #43
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    Caledonia,michigan
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    One of the local bee guys just got a swarm 2 days ago,funny thing was they were arguing about it being too early that morning.

  4. #44
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    Two swarm calls today. Finally swarm season is upon us here in Mi.

  5. #45
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    Berrien County, Michigan USA
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    5/26/14
    Niles, MI 49210
    Watched it fly away and never found where they landed..hopefully they will come back to a bait hive I have set up...

  6. #46
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    Picked one up yesterday about the size of a basketball. Swarmed out of another beekeepers TBH. He was gracious enough to allow me to capture it in one of my lang hives. I will wait a week or so, check for eggs and bring it back to the apiary.

  7. #47
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    Grand Rapids Michigan,

    Friends hive swarmed but caught it and queen cells popping up in other hives.

  8. #48
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    Paw Paw Michigan . 5-16-15


    Caught my first two swarms yesterday ,,, boy is that fun. 35 feet up in a pine tree

  9. #49
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    Battle Creek, Michigan USA
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    May 15th

    Kalamazoo Michigan

    Captured May 16th after 3 failed attempts on May 15th then left overnight.

    Pretty evasive queen

  10. #50
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    Swarm in trap also, 5/18

    Caledonia Michigan

  11. #51
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    First swarm of 2015, 6-23, 4lb

  12. #52
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    Second swarm call 5-24-15. I guesstimate it to be 5lbs+.
    Last edited by Mr.Beeman; 05-25-2015 at 07:14 AM.

  13. #53
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    My how time flies when you're having fun. Thanks for the heads up!

  14. #54
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    Recieved a call today to do my first cutout in a old barn (easy no ladder required). Read everything I could on it now need to build bee vac. Right after that phone call got a swarm call (first one ever). Very easy one on bush knee high about a volley ball size. Wow this fun. Doing cutout sometimetime Sat.

  15. #55
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    Swarm today 6ft in tree not easy right at base should have brought bee vac. About 6 lbs of bees my biggest one. Must have gotton queen in box because set on ground and they all flew down and marched in.

  16. #56
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    June 30th
    85~ degrees
    Hopkins, MI
    Swarm of unknown origin.
    zone 5b
    Beginning beekeeping www.beekhq.com

  17. #57
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    Midland, Michigan, USA
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    anyone with unwanted swarms near midland mi, ill take them! 989 708 4152

  18. #58
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    7/6/2015 at 48640, in between midland and mt pleasant, incoming, and all MINE!! don't know where it came from, but a nice extra to my 2 hives i already had.

  19. #59
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    National City, MI, USA
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    Hive in Leslie, MI swarmed twice on 7/23 both captured and hived. On 7/24 removed 20 QC's between this hive and another next to it. It then swarmed again on 7/26 not captured.

    Hive in Ovid, MI swarmed 7/25 captured and hived on 7/26. Removed 19 QC / emerged Virgins from this hive alone.

    Doubled hive count in one long weekend

  20. #60
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    Got a call this afternoon from a man in Shelbyville. Said there was a swarm on the overhang from his two story house. Since it is kind of late for swarms in michigan I asked if he could send pics. Wow went over there about 4 to 5 pound of bees. Swept them in box and let sit with hole towards bottom of box and the rest marched in. This is good because I have a queenless hive now I will just combine the two. All ot of equipment this year. Started with 4 of my own hives now have 23 hives from all the swarms, trapouts, cutouts and splits. Now to get them through winter so I can split some hives next spring and sell the nucs.

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