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    Default Tennessee

    5/26 First Swarm from a NUC I picked up on the 21st of May. They set down at 70 feet high, no chance to get them...

    13850

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    Default swarm date 05/19

    My only swarm this year so far was on 05/19, I had an old hive out and they went right to it.

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    Dayton, Tennessee, up on Walden's Ridge, first swarm was the last day of April, 07. Huge swarm, on low limb, captured easily and built up quickly, though, comb a bit odd. Italians mostly, I think...
    RBar

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    A farm worker found a swarm going into a hole in the base of a large oak tree. I don't know where they came from, possibly off one of my 7 hives. 08/30/2007

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    March 26 and March 29

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    1 swarm yesterday 3-27-08.
    Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms should be a convenience store not a government agency

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    Default Adams TN Swarm

    Had my first swarm from I hive I pushed 4/2/08 37010
    If you are willing to Risk the Risk, Then you are willing to reap the rewards

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    Smile

    Got a large swarm ,probably 4-5 lbs, out of one of my swarm traps today.probably been in there a couple of days.trap is about 100 yds from beetree.turned cooler today after rain showers.they were cold and hungry

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    First Swarm of the season moved into a swarm box yesterday, 5/22; area code 13850.
    Last edited by Jeffzhear; 05-23-2008 at 07:21 PM. Reason: had to add a few words

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    One swarm moved into a swarm box on 5/24/2008 - 13850
    One swarm took off as we (my son and I) were walking up to it on 5/26/2008 - 13732
    One swarm moved into a swarm box on 5/27/2008 - 13850
    One swarm in a honeysuckle (captured) at the airport 5/27/2008 - 13901

    So, the season has started with the first break in the weather here. We had a stellar Memorial day weekend.
    Last edited by Jeffzhear; 05-29-2008 at 08:38 PM. Reason: to fix a mistake

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    One more swarm took residence in a NUC Box at 13850 today.
    Last edited by Jeffzhear; 05-27-2008 at 12:01 PM. Reason: fixed a grammatical error

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    5/29 1 swarm hived - 13827
    5/29 2 swarms hived - 18812
    5/29 1 swarm hived - 13850

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    13790 Swarm in Swarm Box on 6/2/2008
    18812 Swarm in Swarm Box on 6/2/2008

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    Default A hive that swarmed.

    Hive swarmed. Swasrm was about the size of 2 basketballs.

    06-09-08 @ 8:30am. 38111 zip.

    Temps in the 90's for about the past week with no rainfor the last 8 days.

    Watched them fly from a hive that contained a swarm captured 04-08. They landed in an oak tree about 50' up. When we attempted to capture the swarm the bucket was about 5' shy of reaching them. Bucket was then gently let down careful to not disturbe the swarm. Went to retrive a latter to gain the distance, took about 10 minutes to do so. Returned to observe the tail end of the swarm leaving and could not relocate it. From time swarm left the hive to time they left their staging position was about 2 1/2 hours total.

    Hive was 2 deeps both boxes contained about 3 or 4 empty frames each. With screened bottom board. Pollen trap on the main entrence. Pollen production had dropped from about 1 lb per day to about 4oz per day for about 3 days prior to swarmming. No other hives have swarmed in this apiary however there are hives that are more populated than this one was.

    Would like to say Merry Christmas in June to whomever may recive this swarm and may they be productive for you.
    P.S. The queen will be marked "Red".

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    13760 6/10 one moved into a swarm box.
    13760 6/11 one moved into an empty stacked hive
    13827 6/11 one moved into a swarm box.

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    I lost a swarm on April 19 -15 miles east of Memphis TN. -Rookie Mistake.

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    I captured a small swarm of feral bees that balled up in a cedar tree near my hives last Saturday. They were trying to rob my hives.

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    Default Tennessee

    Picked up a swarm yesterday April 5th in Knoxville, TN. Roughly 3 to 5 pounds of bees, look like italians, but they aren't very active, so maybe russians... or more likely, mutts. Healthy looking.

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    Default Nashville, TN 4/9/09

    Bees had gone into wall. Possible that owner killed queen when he sprayed the bees that had gotten into a large walk-in closet through the breaker box.
    De Colores,
    Ken

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    Smrnya, TN

    Got a call today for a swarm at the same house I went to on Easter Sunday. That one left my nuc after I got it home. This one is hanging on the lowest limb of the tree that has a bee hive in it. Unfortuneately I am not in TN. Home visiting family. Called a beekeeper at home and he is going to go and get the swarm. These are great bees because this beehive they came from has been in this tree for a very long time!!!!
    De Colores,
    Ken

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