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    Default Oklahoma

    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 08:07 AM. Reason: Added Zip Code

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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.

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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

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    Default Macaroni Grill

    Basball size swarm in parking lot, six feet up, and a easy bee vac. The manager insisted on a "couple of" dinners I dont know what was worth more???

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    Default Swarm Centeral OK 4/17/2008

    4/17/2008 Call came about 9:45 AM, (people seen them yesterday but didn't know who to call. . . )
    Prague, OK 74864
    Weather - mid 60's cloudy
    Origin unknown
    Good size, 3 deep frames worth???

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    Default Hot Swarm

    4-18-2008 - Called at 4:40 got them and on the way home by 6:10 (and I live 45 min away)
    Prague, OK 74864 in the city park next to the new playground equipment, what a place to be.
    Sunny mid 60s and windy
    Bigger than a basketball
    Hot! My camera helper was about 5 ft away and ended up with about 5-10 stings and my bucket holder (wearing a head net but not cinched up) ended up with about 5 stings on his face. Thankfully I was covered from head to toe and only had the buzz around my netting.

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    4/24/2008
    Town of Depew, OK 74028 on the bottom of the town utility trailer, swarmed from an abandoned building about 5 ft away, town manager said the hives been there for 10+ years and they get 1 or 2 swarms from it a year.
    Cloudy/Windy/Upper 70's

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    5/1/08
    Stillwater, OK 74075
    Warm Sunny Windy
    2 swarms one tree, one was making comb on the limb they were on but was small (been there since Monday) Odd???
    5/3/08
    Perkins, OK 74059
    Call at 9 AM, cold, mid 40s windy
    Unknown Origin on all. . . .

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    5/12/08
    Call came on the 11th but couldn't get away, went early the next morning and they were still there.
    Prague, OK 74864 in the country hanging on a pecan tree. Unknown where it came from.
    It was warm and sunny on the 11th and cool on the 12th when I picked them up.

    5/15/08
    Warm & Sunny
    Prague, OK 74864 Residential area
    Swarmed from a hollow tree we get a swarm from every year

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    Default Swarm dates

    Picked up my first swarm call on May 2. Unfortunately the bucket I was transporting them in the back of my truck was not ventilated sufficiently and many bees succumbed due to heat stress, I assume. The remainder swarmed on me the next day. I captured them again and moved them three miles to an empty hive on my dads place. They swarmed again the next day with no hope of recovery.

    Picked up my second swarm on May 15 ( see my post under strange swarm behavior). They attempted to swarm on me on the 19th, but since the queen was unable to abscond due to the queen excluder blocking the top entrance, they only balled up on a limb for about 30 minutes and an orbit around the yard before returning to the hive.

    I'm getting calls almost daily about bees in barns, behind siding, in attics etc. I don't really have time to do these removals as I have a more than full time job.

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    Called evening of June 2, 2008 picked up June 3, 2008
    74860
    Unknown origin
    Medium size on a peach tree

    Called May 31, 2008 picked up June 1, 2008
    74829
    Unknown origin
    Medium size about 1ft from the ground

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    Default STOP sign swarm

    large swarm 4/3/09 74145 Tulsa OK

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    Default VERY large swarm 3-6-09

    Between two wooden fences, several races of bees?, and several clusters. Barely fit into a deep with seven frames, due to room. Also took a lot of stings for a swarm/swarms? Already ready for another deep? I need a beevac!!!
    Tulsa ok 74145 Warm, but was starting to get cold.

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    Default 74145

    3/17 large swarm silver maple branch 6ft

    3/17 small swarm eve of home

    3/18 large swarm15ft silver maple branch

    off and on rain on all three swarms all different locations

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    Default Re: Swarm Dates? Oregon

    4/28/11
    Caught first swarm of the year. 3lb or larger, hanging on limb.

    74964

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught the largest swarm I have ever seen last Friday. Swarm landed on a small tree and bent it over. Swarm filled 10 frame Lang. half full. Swarm size I would guess 2 basketballs worth. 74964

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I have a hive at my friends house and got a call around 1pm today that the bees were in the air. When I got there (2 miles away), the flying bees were gone, but the front of the hive was covered. 80 degrees out side, full sun and no wind. Have no clue to where they went. A lot of trees near where he lives, so they had plenty of places to hide.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Picked up a swarm at the Mason's Lodge yesterday afternoon. Probably 2lbs of bees. Mustang, OK 73064

    Someone at the Lodge said they had been there since at least Thursday afternoon. We received 3/4" of rain on Thursday night. They told one of the guys at the firestation about them and he relayed the info to me.

    masonicswarm.jpg
    Last edited by Two_cyl; 04-22-2012 at 10:01 PM. Reason: more details

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    First swarm today, April 21, 2013. Northeast Oklahoma. 74965

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    2nd swarm today. I'm going to have to build more boxes. 74965.

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