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    Default New York

    Nice big swarm on a low branch. Came from a bee tree in a guys yard. Chittenango NY 13037 78 degrees sunny

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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.

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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

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    4 bait hives caught swarms this week. Also had a swarm come to another but left. The plywood top had warped and I think to much light was let in. First time that has happened to me.

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    Round Top, NY 12473
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    Swarm moved into an empty pile of hive bodies.

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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.

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

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    Default Aug. 19

    A swarm showed up today and occupied a battered five-frame nuc I'd been using as a stool to watch my bees. They aren't from one of my colonies, so I guess there are some others around! (14850 zip code, Upstate New York) I'll post pictures in the photo gallery.
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    A lady near Freeville,NY called and had a swarm on her pine tree yesterday morning (8/27/07) and before I could get out the door to leave another closer to McGraw, NY called to pick up a swarm. I used them to boost a couple of hives that could use the help as the golden rod gets into gear. More swarms lately than when they typically swarm (mid May) I am wondering if the snow (10 inches) in the middle of april set them back a bit ? ....Rick
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    3 sept 07 Hartford ,NY Swarm

    Got a call from the sheriffs dept that a guy had a swarm of bees in his tree and felt they might threaten someones life ? Being a wise guy I replied "and you would like me to take them in custody" ? When I got there they were hanging about 12 feet off the ground so I backed my truck under them hooked up the extrension cord to the beevac and took them home 20 minutes later. I added them to a neighbors hive who was also a late swarm and could use the help. I have been hearing of a lot of swarms this later. I suspect now that they have completed the brood nest turn over and are just adjusting the populations to the living spaces available...just my thoughts....Rick
    Turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones

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    7 swarms since the 1st of Sept. Most were small 2-3 pounds, and most had virgin queens. Proably out of my mating nucs.
    "I reject your reality, and substitute my own." Adam Savage

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    First swarm reports that I heard of among my friends here in SC was about 2 weeks ago. I've collected about 7 swarms this last week and waved at a couple more. They were too high to do anything else.
    "Beekeeping. It's a journey, not a destination." Mark Berninghausen

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    Collected a swarm yesterday at the Pepsi plant in Conway, SC. It was hanging on a low branch of a Magnolia tree, shoulder highth. I had quite an audience of about ten or more plant workers. They got a real kick out of seeing me pick up a handful of bees that had grouped together a ways away from the nuc box that I used.

    While I waited for the bees to get into the box, one worker said that his girlfriend had just called him to report that she had driven through a swarm in flight. I didn't go after that one.

    I like the ones I don't have to reach too high for.
    "Beekeeping. It's a journey, not a destination." Mark Berninghausen

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    Swarmed today 05/04 in southern NY State 15 north of NYC. Zip code 10976.

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    May 17, 2008. High swarm from a colony that I split 3 weeks ago.

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    May 24, 2008, hive that swarmed 7 days ago threw another one.

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    05/25/08 First Swarm in Cortland, NY 13045 . After a week of cold and rainy weather today was in the upper 70`s and clear skys. I expect swarm season to get more intense

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    First swarm this year. Clustered below a swarm trap. 5-26-08 Chittenango NY 13037

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    Huge swarm came flying in about 4:00 PM and settled into an empty hive about a 100 feet out in front of the small yard I have. I don't know where they came from but it wasn't my hives. May be ferel but I suspect they may have come from a small yard about a mile south of me. This is the first swarm I've seen or heard of in this area which is in the northern part of Oneida county, NY.

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    Default My first swarm... and now third hive!

    I'm a first year beek and just got a call from a friend of mine who works at our High School. They had a swarm land in one of their gardens.

    So, with a medium, a couple pieces of plywood, my jacket, and some straps I headed over. It was very easy since it was hanging just above the ground. I was able to round up the majority of the bees (went back a second time to pick up a few hundred more). I took them home and setup a makeshift hive. Tomorrow I'll have more time to figure it all out and setup my third hive.

    What a great hobby!
    Keith

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