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  1. #1
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    Default North Carolina

    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 09:31 PM. Reason: zip code added
    Steve C.

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    I'm disgusted. Checkerboarded on 2/28. Caught someone else's swarm on 3/27. Checkerboarded again on 4/2. 2 swarms issued on 4/21. hived them. 5/29 another swarm. Hived them, but they left. 6/1 checkerboarded again.
    6/8, 6/12, 6/19, 6/21, 6/24 and today, 6/28 all swarms which either settled 50' up or flew into the woods. Nine bloody swarms this year! Checkerboarding has always worked for me in the past--I've had only one swarm in the past three years and that was the one I hadn't checkerboarded. It wouldn't be so bad if I had been able to retrieve them and I wouldn't mind if I thought they'd make it on their own. But between the county mosquito spray truck and the people around here who just love their insecticides. . .Breaks my heart.

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    soccer ball swarm
    7-27-07
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    82 degrees, sunny

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    Default Late Swarm

    My bees swarmed this afternoon, I rehived them and will recombine in a few days

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    Location: Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
    Date: 19 March 2008

    small swarm from a split I made to prevent swarming. interesting they swarmed a couple hours before a large storm that was moving in. plenty of stings on that one.
    Hughes Honey Apiary
    http://www.hugheshoney.com

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    Default North Carolina

    First swarm April 1, 2008 in NC 28655....about 40 feet high in small pine tree. Cut tree down and hived swarm!

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    Zip 27377
    April 9, 2008 approx 1:45 PM. Mostly sunny and between 65 and 70 degrees.
    Hived my first swarm today, unfortunately one from my hive. But its in the another hive ...for now.

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    27410--about 5:00 p.m., today, sunny, 70 degrees. Nice swarm about a foot and a half off the ground and about ten feet from a friend's hive. He helped me get them into a five gallon bucket to take home and was not upset because the did not look like "his" bees.
    Last edited by Jacobs; 04-09-2008 at 05:56 PM. Reason: add that the swarm was captured today

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    28655 on 04/09 , nice swarm, think they came from a neighbors hives 2 houses up, 2nd to come to my beeyard. Don't think mine have swarmed yet...

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    All swarms in Fuquay Varina, NC (zip 27526)

    March 26th
    April 1st
    April 4th
    2 on April 7th
    April 11th
    Last edited by shughes; 04-12-2008 at 04:07 AM. Reason: added zip for drobbins
    Hughes Honey Apiary
    http://www.hugheshoney.com

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    Three today. two about a gallon worth and one that is about 4 gallons. Zip Code 28655
    There's no place like 127.0.0.1

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    one last Tues., Apr. 8 in High Point, NC
    One this Tues., Apr. 15, in Randleman, NC

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    Wednesday April 16 around 2:00, large swarm. Captured and in box! Look to be doing well! Area code 28655

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    April 16 1:30 pm Chapel Hill (27514) 7lbs of bees about 20 feet up in pine tree. Sunny weather, 68 degrees, calm winds.

    Small bees-thinking natural cell or ferals.

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    4-17-08, 2 swarms went into one, saw 2 queens in box. One was real large, other was smaller. Both in 1 box now....I guess they will figure it out. Went from downed tree to a small dogwood and then back to downed pine in beeyard. 3rd swarm removed from that tree. 2nd swarm went to tall oak and then back to hive. Then went and combined with 1st in the downed tree! Weird??? Area code 28655

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    I am in central NC, Just had my first swarm of bee keeping. April 24th 2008. swarmed about 10:30 am. It was a nice sunny morning with temperatures around 65.

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    Default Statesville NC

    Had a large swarm come right in front of my ambulance on Tuesday 5/6/2008 had to be close to 30,000 in it while I was on duty. They headed south towards Mooresville NC in very large cloud.

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    Here we go again. I just split this hive 2 weeks or so ago. Oh well.
    ~What do you know there's so much to be done
    Count all the bees in the hive, Chase all the clouds from the sky~

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    I have two hives, one strong one just doing ok. The weaker hive swarmed last night about 7pm. They were gathered in a ball on top of the stronger hive and by the time I got my smoker started they were all swarming around waaaay up in an oak tree. Now they sit there in a ball about 60 - 80 feet up. I made an impromptu hive out of a honey super and put below them but I doubt they'll take the bait. Oddly, I found no swarm cells in either hive and pollen is coming in nicely to both.

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    Default Late Swarm zip code 27592

    Had a swarm on 8/21. Caught em & hived em. Thought all the hives were nice & roomy, so it was a surprise.

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