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    Default Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Hi All -
    I've been combing the threads trying to "watch" the swarming season creep up from the south.
    Seems like we're getting close.
    As you start seeing swarms in your area perhaps you might reply to this thread so we can track the season?

    A simple post of your location, weather, origin of swarm if known, and date would be great.

    Thanks in advance!
    -Erin
    Erin Forbes, EAS Master Beekeeper
    overlandhoney.com

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    Default Swarm

    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 09:07 AM. Reason: Added Zip Code

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    Currie, NC
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    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 10:31 PM. Reason: zip code added
    Steve C.

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    Jun 2007
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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.

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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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    Apr 2006
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    Ramsey, MN (30 minutes NW of T.C.)
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    Smile

    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

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    Apr 2002
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    Round Top, New York - Northern Catskill Mtns.
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    Round Top, NY 12473
    Today
    Swarm moved into an empty pile of hive bodies.

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    Jun 2007
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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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

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    tulsa, oklahoma
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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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    Aug 2007
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    Bladenboro,NC
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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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    Jan 2007
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    Raymondville,MO.
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    Had a swarm from one of my hives this afternoon, caught and put them in a 5 frame nuc.
    Never had one this late in the year.
    Guess its global swarming or something.

    Jim

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    Fuquay Varina, NC
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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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    Thaxton, Mississippi
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    Picked up my first swarm of the season today. 38802

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    Thaxton, Mississippi
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    38871 .... Caught a nice swarm today.. 4-9-08

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