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  1. #81
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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

  2. #82
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    03-02-07 Zip 75672
    Several big prime swarms that week from my hives that week. Caught me off gard!

  3. #83
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    I have a small (1 - 1.5 lbs) swarm hanging 14 feet up a tree in my beeyard right now. I put out a swarm trap with lemon grass oil. If they move in, I'll combine with a nucleus I've been nursing along this summer. This has been a strange year.

    9/12/2007 30161 Rome, GA
    I've found it easier to keep bees than keep relationships. At least when I'm stung by bees I know why.

  4. #84
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    **Moved to new thread**
    Last edited by Jim Williamson; 09-18-2007 at 08:34 AM.
    I've found it easier to keep bees than keep relationships. At least when I'm stung by bees I know why.

  5. #85
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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???

  6. #86
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    Default This was a surprise

    I got a call yesterday for a swarm. I expected it would be in a wall or roof, but in fact it was in a tree in the front yard. It was almost the size of a football. I shook it into a nuc and he was happy to give me a contribution of $100.

    I know this is in San Diego, but it's pretty late. What chances do I have of it making it through the winter?

  7. #87
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    Default Late Swarm

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

  8. #88
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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

  9. #89
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    My hive swarmed in March, 2007, 95667

  10. #90
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    My hive swarmed in June, 2007. Twice. 16423.
    “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” -Henry David Thoreau

  11. #91
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    Knoxville, Tennessee,USA
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    March 26 and March 29

  12. #92
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    Can we chart this data some how?
    John B Jacob www.oldsolbees.com

  13. #93
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    One swarm on Feb. 13. It was gone before I got there but was described as "big as a basketball". Not sure.

    Another swarm on Feb. 19. Probably a little bigger than a large grapefruit. I put it in a box with drawn frames. We'll see if it make it.

    Location is south central Texas. 90 miles North West of Houston. Zip is 77833.

    Weather has been 65 during the day and 42 at night.

    Beautiful weather.

    Fuzzybeekeeper
    Last edited by fuzzybeekeeper; 02-21-2008 at 08:49 AM.

  14. #94
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    2/13/08 Hive in hollow of tree there since Oct last year. Italians Cent Ca In Tulare sorry don t know zip. I am in the next county


    Angi

  15. #95
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    3/2/08 split this hive about 2 weeks ago but it swarmed anyway. Watched it take off while working in the garden. 30 feet in a pine tree.size of 2 soft balls. 27 miles north of Tallahassee Fl. 32333.

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    3/10/08 New Orleans area, turned a swarm around (scouts) from a home earlier today. 3/08/08 had 3 swarms in the same backyard, somebodys a beekeeper in the area...not me though. I lost my hives after the storm and I just started cleaning up the beeyard again. I think this year I will repopulate again.

  17. #97
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    Bee club reported calls on three swarms this week in Savannah, GA

  18. #98
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    Location: Shreveport, LA 71105
    Date: 19 March 2008
    Wx: 65 degrees, Broken cloud deck, northerly @ 20-25 kts max gust 35 kts. A cold front and line of T storms passed on the 18, the day the swarm landed.

    Origin: unknown, swarm landed in a residential neighborhood with no known hives (feral).
    Home is where the Air Force sends me.
    Alex

  19. #99
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    Comer, GA, USA
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    Default See my first swarm

    Got to see one of my hives swarm today - it was very cool, but they lit on a tree too high to get to, so, I lost them, so it was disappointing too
    "it's not having what you want . . . it's wanting what you've got"

  20. #100
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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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