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  1. #21

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    I had 1 swarm on Saturday the 19th.
    2 swarms on Monday the 21st and
    1 swarm today Wednesday the 23rd.

    I have yet to catch one of them. They are Russian bees that handle the mites well as far as I can see so I hope they make it as feral bees.

  2. #22
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    Macon, GA USA
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    The first one was on March 11 which is about 2 weeks earlier than normal and still getting calls. Zip 31216.

  3. #23
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    Well my massive swarm from yesterday decided to go into my neighbors cedar tree. They were about 40 feet up, so I climbed up there and cut down the branch only to have them cluster higher. Looks like this one is going to be a feral hive. I even placed a frame of open brood in the deep after I hived them and they still took off.

    I went and got another swarm today, 5/23/07. I am gonna keep this swarm enclosed in a well ventilated nuc for a few days.

  4. #24
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    As soon as they could. Saw them fly out the first week of April.
    Hobbyist

  5. #25
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    Agra, OK USA
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    Prague, OK 74864
    May 20, 2007
    Called at 12:15 picked up at 2:00
    Sunny 70's
    Pics
    Watched one fly in the Cushing, OK area May 19, 2007 about 3:00
    Last edited by Mrs. Jack T.; 05-25-2007 at 09:07 AM. Reason: Added Zip Code

  6. #26
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    Collected a swarm today May 24, in a bush eye level (The PERFECT SWARM), nice size and they liked the box I gave them. Moved them this evening. 17543
    Jim

  7. #27
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    Thought swarming season was over, Stacked a bait that was unsuccessful in the pile, it was filled with Small cell combs that were yellow but had been in a hive that got AFB . Bingo, 5/21 good sized swarm. 94401
    Have lost count on my baits, maybe 15 so far, several very small.

  8. #28
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    Sparta, Tennessee
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    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

  9. #29
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    Currie, NC
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    5/26/07

    Currie, NC 28435

    2 to 3 very full frames into a 5 frame nuc..... clustered on a maple branch about 12 foot up.....

    All doing well so far......?
    Last edited by Steve C; 05-26-2007 at 10:31 PM. Reason: zip code added
    Steve C.

  10. #30
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    life sure is easier if you give me a zip code

    Dave

  11. #31
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    I picked up a swarm in Emmaus, PA 18049 on 5/22/07.

    I picked up another swarm in Bethlehem, PA 18015 on 5/26/07.

  12. #32
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    Ottawa County, MI
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    -May 15 first call, gone before I got out of work.
    -May 24-th got one.
    No calls this weekend. SW Michigan.
    ...If you can meet Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same...

  13. #33
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    O, yes, 49428 and 49419.
    Sorry!!!!
    ...If you can meet Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same...

  14. #34
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    May 29, 2007 around 2pm about 2-3 miles away from my house
    Gillett, PA 16925
    temps today were in the high 70's

    Today I was driving down the road when all of a sudden my windshield was pelleted with something. I'm like WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT! Within seconds I realize that it was a swarm of honeybees!!! I was able to see where they were going but wasnt sure if they would be there later or not (I couldnt go after them right then). Hours later I went and found them right where I last spotted them. I talked to the lady of the closest house and she said that they actually swarmed yesterday just yards away from the original hive in her house. So I guess 1st (known) area swarm was on 5/28/07. I cut the branches and shook them off in a nuc which had drawn out comb. I took my daughter to take pics but she's not too fond of bees - when she was younger she was attacked by yellow jackets.

    I went back around 8:30pm to bring them home but must be the 5 frame deep nuc is too small for them all!! They are still hanging all over the front and sides. They must feel "at home" because they are acting aggressive now - got me in the knee. Tomorrow I'll have to take bigger box along with my suit - bad thing is that I have to climb an embankment to get them out.

    This is my very first swarm that i've seen airborne!! I have a pic of me when I was around 8 or 9 yrs old standing next to a swarm that had landed on a tree limb. And now 27-28 yrs later I have another pic of me beside a swarm.

    I guess I'll double post this in the photogallery with pics
    Last edited by Dee; 05-29-2007 at 11:25 PM.

  15. #35
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    Hockessin, DE
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    Wow, Dee, how exciting for you! Good luck today.
    Ellen
    Ellen

  16. #36
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    Default 5 swarms and counting!!!

    I caught another very large swarm which was about 5 to 6 pounds in Warminster, PA 18974 on 5/29/07.

  17. #37
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    Eubank, Kentucky
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    Three on the 29th and one on the 27th.

  18. #38
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    zip code please

    Dave

  19. #39
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    Massillon, Ohio
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    Zip - 44646

    May 29th
    1st swarm call of the year. Success.
    To everything there is a season....

  20. #40
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    Eubank, Kentucky
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    42567 Eubank, Ky.

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