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  1. #61
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    mineral county,Montana USA
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    my bees swarmed today and i think i caught them.june 22nd western montana.its been in the hi 80's lower 90's.really dry for this time of year.another bad fire season?

  2. #62
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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.

  3. #63
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    El Dorado County, CA
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    95667- question whether the swarm was my bees. very dark queen and bees and hive inspections didn't show any queens missing. 6/22 swarm may not of been mine either.
    all that is gold does not glitter

  4. #64
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    Williston, NC, USA
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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.

  5. #65
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    May 2007
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    Agra, OK USA
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    Swarm call 7:45 last night 6/27 got the swarm this morning 6/28 about 8 am cloudy and started to rain about 2 minutes after I finally got them boxed and loaded up. . .
    Prague, OK 74864
    Nice big (I think)swarm! They came from a tree about 10 yards from where they swarmed at. Still several in/out of the tree so hopefully we'll get another swarm from them next year (nice cause it's in my in-laws yard) this is the 3rd year they've had a swarm there but this is the first year we've been bee farming. . .
    Here's a Linkto the pics if interested.

  6. #66
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    small swarm-95667
    all that is gold does not glitter

  7. #67
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    Hays, Kansas, USA
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    Four swarm calls this year- Central Kansas. May 7, May 11, May 28, June 10. Had one in between the middle May dates that I missed- they had already left before my arrival. I'd call them all 'average' in size. They all seem to be doing well after being hived.

  8. #68

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    Swarm call from local new beekeeper 10:15 am (swarm from nuc installed approx 5/25/07). 10:45 am when I arrived swarm had moved to unknown location.
    zip code 04102
    Erin Forbes, EAS Master Beekeeper
    overlandhoney.com

  9. #69
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    Woodinville, Washington
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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.

  10. #70
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    Agra, OK USA
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    Default 7/12/2007

    Prague, OK 74864
    Picked up about 6:30 P.M. 7/12/2007
    Upper 70s Low 80s
    Unknow Orgin

  11. #71
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    Woodinville, Washington
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    Default swarm

    July 9th, and 12th..
    Woodinville Washington

  12. #72
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    picked up a swarm 7/14/07 a little smaller than a soccerball from the front edge of a 5th wheel camper at wellington lake at wellington kansas 8:30 in the evening swarm was noticed at 5:00 pm temp 89 degrees and humid camper parked about 100 yards from the lake in a row of trees dont know why they chose the camper
    Last edited by riverrat; 07-15-2007 at 09:03 AM.

  13. #73
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    95684- multiple swarms. weather dosen't change here in summer. either hot and dry or hotter and drier
    all that is gold does not glitter

  14. #74
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    Chapel Hill, NC
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    soccer ball swarm
    7-27-07
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    82 degrees, sunny

  15. #75
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    near Plattsburgh, NY in the Champlain Valley
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    Default swarm

    Friend called us with a swarm on Sunday, July 22. Near Plattsburgh, NY, northeastern corner of NY. It has alternated cold and wet with hot and steamy.

  16. #76
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    95667- decent size.
    all that is gold does not glitter

  17. #77
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    14885. First one this year, pics in the photo gallery.
    "I reject your reality, and substitute my own." Adam Savage

  18. #78
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    Rhea County, Tennessee
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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

  19. #79
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    East TENNESSEE
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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

  20. #80
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    Jul 2007
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    Marshall, Texas, USA
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    03-02-07 Zip 75672
    Several big prime swarms that week from my hives that week. Caught me off gard!

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