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    Default Illinois

    My first call was May 4th and I have captured 3 additional swarms since then with 3 swarms out of the last 3 days. (Whew!)

    LOCATION: Olney, IL (Southern IL)

    WEATHER: Its been around the mid to upper 80's with high to moderate humidity. Lots of sunshine! We have had a cold snap come in this week with temps at night dipping to the mid 40's, so I hope that it will slow the swarm trend for a little. At least until I can get more equipment built!
    Last edited by Hill's Hivery; 03-31-2008 at 09:14 AM.
    If you see me runnin' you'd better keep up!
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    Smile swarms

    2 swarms collected on 5/12/2007. My own hives had swarm cells 5/07/2007.
    Many of my hives are building up very fast now. All of my big hives looked swarmy 2nd week of May. So far I have got to all of my hives before they were able to swarm. But just when you think you have it all taken care of...........one of them will try something.

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    Default Illinois

    Went on a swarm call today 7/8/07 was a large swarm but probably be a honey eater if the big boys saying holds true .

    Drifter
    Some can learn by others mistakes , others have to whizz on the electric fence for themslves .

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    2ore swarms in last 2 days . One came to my honey house and another on a fence post . Both good size swarms . 7/14/07 mid 80s today . West central illinois .

    Drifter
    Some can learn by others mistakes , others have to whizz on the electric fence for themslves .

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    Picked up this swarm yesterday, 5/5/08, in Southern Illinois (62450). I hadn't even seen anything like this though. It was a swarm about the size of a basketball and a much smaller swarm next to it.

    Anyone ever seen anything like this?

    http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...SwarmMay52.jpg

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    Default swarm zip code 60175

    Football sized swarm 10 feet of the ground in pine tree collected 8/25/08 .

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    Default swarm zip code 60175

    Large swarm 5/13/09 hanging 15 feet off a roof line. Extra large swarm 5/14/09 5 feet off the ground hanging on tree. Got both moved to my bee yard.

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    Quad Cities - Illinois

    One of my eight hives swarmed yesterday. Buckfasts. Plucked them out of a walnut tree 12 foot off the ground about 15 feet away from the hive. Guess I should have split instead of supered.

    ~Chris

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    Harvard, Illinois
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Started to swarm 5/20/09 changed their minds. Swarmed again 5/29/09.
    Now my #3 hive.

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    May 8th 2010 - My colony swarmed and I caught it. Naples, FL - Very South West Tip of Florida.

    Video here:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Paradise.../6/XwVp_D0gq4g

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Swarm entered an empty TB hive on premise. 60185
    Guess I better paint it now.

    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    July1st, Central Illinois, 62056. 3:30 pm. One of my hives swarmed onto a nearby tree branch. About volleyball sized. We captured and hived it.
    Last edited by Brenda; 07-11-2010 at 04:03 AM.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    06/18 swarm in northern Illinois.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Swarm in the big city. Chicago, Today (July 4, 2011), to the neighborhood playground, captured and brought back. The weather has been about mid-eighty. Can't figure out why, no swarm cells, no queen cells, no idea...

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got a call for a swarm today here in North Central Illinois. Very early for that! It had moved before I could get there but there were still bees all over the neighborhood. Must have just missed it.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    62420 Casey, IL
    Member of one of my clubs reported capturing a swarm today. At least a month early for here.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    huge swarm 4/12/12 central Illinois,springfield area

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Small swarm maybe a softball sized cluster gathered late tonight in Dixon Illinois.04/28/12

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    central illinois,partly sunny,hive swarmed today,all is well in there new 8 frame,i was going to split monday.

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    Savanna IL
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    just came in from hiving my first swarm ever ,,,was awesome & very lucky they decided to set on a sapling as they were as high in near by trees 30 or more feet

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