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  1. #41
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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 10:25 PM.

  2. #42
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    Wow, Dee, how exciting for you! Good luck today.
    Ellen
    Ellen

  3. #43
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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.

  4. #44
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    Eubank, Kentucky
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    Three on the 29th and one on the 27th.

  5. #45
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    Raleigh, North Carolina
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    zip code please

    Dave

  6. #46
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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....

  7. #47
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    Eubank, Kentucky
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    42567 Eubank, Ky.

  8. #48
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    Bethlehem, Connecticut
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    Large swarm from hive. 5-29 06751

  9. #49
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    Chittenango,Ny (upstate)
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    Second swarm for me. About 2 lbs. 5-30-07 Chittenango NY 13037 Still no takers for the swarm traps I have out. Both swarms were clustered on limbs.

  10. #50
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    Terrace, BC (north coast)
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    Swarm today here at 54.5 degrees north latitude on the wet coast. 30 degrees and trying to make splits. Mad dogs and Englishmen.

  11. #51
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    Boone County, West Virginia, USA
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    Only had one swarm this year. May 22nd. Came out of one of my hives. Zip code; 25529.

  12. #52
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    Got 1 swarm on May 21, the phone has been sillent since. 44612
    levenbad

  13. #53
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    Oct 2004
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    Logan Ut, USA
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    Received a call on a swarm June 2. The bees had quickly moved in to the underside of a 2nd story deck. Size of a basketball.
    Weather was in the low 80's
    Northern Utah 84341

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    Had another swarm today of Russian bees and was not quick enough to catch them before they left my yard.

  15. #55

    Default First swarm today

    04102
    swarm in my own yard
    1:15 pm
    72 degees
    Erin Forbes, EAS Master Beekeeper
    overlandhoney.com

  16. #56
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    zip code 48439

    May 30th, about the size of a football, in a pine tree about 5 ft. up

    June 6th, basketball size, pine tree 15 ft. in the air

    I got another call this morning, but will have to wait and see if they stick around until I get out of work.

  17. #57
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    Tompkins County, New York
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    May 16, 14850
    I got a call from someone who was referred by Cornell Entomology. The swarm was in a residential neighborhood, too far up a spruce tree for me to catch. They were gone by the next day.
    My beekeeping blog: The Bee Yard

  18. #58

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    very small (softball sized) swarm found in trap. Unknown origin 04102
    Erin Forbes, EAS Master Beekeeper
    overlandhoney.com

  19. #59
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    Apr 2006
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    Ramsey, MN (30 minutes NW of T.C.)
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    I picked up a good sized swarm yesterday in Edina, MN. Edina is on the south west side of Minneapolis (6/11/07). The Swarm was good size, bit bigger than a basket ball. Homeowner got my info off of the beesource website.

    Weather was the first hot/humid day of the year. Mostly sunny.

    Josh

  20. #60
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    Dec 2004
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    Grand Blanc, MI
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    I got another swarm in Flint yesterday. About the size of a football. That makes 3 for the year.

    48507

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