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  1. #1
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    May 18th - Swarm lands at my daughter's elementary school. Daughter duly notifies principal to call Dad. 5th grade boys take turns kicking and shaking tree until swarm falls, flies away - oh, wait. This thread is about the dates....
    May 18th, Sunny day in the 70s. Swarm time aproximately 2:00.
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    Picked up a swarm Saturday 7-7-2007, and caught one of my own today 7-10-07, 70's on Saturday, and low 90's today.

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    July 9th, and 12th..
    Woodinville Washington

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    Picked up a swarm in Seattle. April 29th. About the size of a football. 98072

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    6/17/2008 - 3lb swarm with fat queen. 98033
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    My bees swarmed. Burbank, Washington. 99323. 100 deg day.

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    From one of my hives I split a week ago.... still swarmed.

    Darrington, WA 98241
    July 14, 2008
    "Slow Down and Taste the Vanilla" - My Grandma

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    July 13 - 2lb swarm moved into a playground swing tube - 98033
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    The Dalles, OR - #7 or so, 15' up in a pine tree - stayed put for almost three days, probably due to drizzle and rain! Bucket on a pruning pole - the ol' bump-n-dump!

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    4lb swarm in Camas Washington- two snips of an azalea and they were in a deep!

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    Another 4 pounder in The Dalles Oregon. Had started to move in on an old hive in a shed wall, so I did an impromptu cut-out to grab most of the bees. Homeowner wanted the honey from the old hive - looked pretty gross, so I gave him a strong caution and went on my way with a nice big swarm!

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    Caught one swarm today from one of my own hives. It was huge at about 5lbs and around 15 ft in an alder tree 25 yards from the "home" hive.

    Mike

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    Second swarm in a month, outside of a shed in The Dalles, Oregon. Old hive inside the shed wall keeps drawing them in! So taken two in Camas, Washington in the last couple weeks, as well as started a local trapout today!

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    Grabbed another one in Camas WA, about three pounds. That's ten for the year so far...

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    caught a swarm today 2 July 2012 this is my first swarm Eatonville Washington

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    My wife collected her first - about five lbs - in The Dalles Oregon tonight!

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    Default Washington

    What is needed:


    • zip code, city or county
    • date when the bees swarmed or when you found the swarm.
    • comments - example: if the swarm came from your hive, or if you were called to pick up a swarm, how long was it there. This is not for cutouts unless the bees just took up residence and are not established. It would also be great to include a small photo of the swarm.



    This forum is not for general discussion.
    Regards, Barry

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