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    Default Florida

    First swarm of the season 1/8/2007
    weather in the 70's
    Mostly black queen from the wild blue yonder (into a Gumbo Limbo tree)

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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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    Default Swarm zip code 34482

    Large swarm on 8-19-08.

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    Had a hive swarm today on 1/29/2010 in central Florida

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    Jacksonville Fl. 3/20/10

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    Caught my second swarm of the year. I think it was a secondary swarm. It was only about the size of softball. I was able to find the queen I put her in one of those hair clip style queen catchers. Then I used a ruber band to attach her to a frame. After a few min they all went inside the hive body. They were laying on the ground so they were kind of hard to pick up. It was nice and sunny about 80 degrees. Jacksonville Florida

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    Jacksonville Fl. 32218 Medium size swarm 4-20-10

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    4/26 Orlando, FL area, 85 deg. Sunny. Top bar. 60% or so left.

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    29 April 2010. Ferral hive swarmed at 11 am or so,large basketball size. From a tree 15 feet off the ground. Sarasota Fl. 34232
    If it was easy they would get someone else to do it and pay them more money.

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    Caught 4 swarms in traps in the past 10 days, Central Florida east coast.
    A government large enough to provide everything you need is strong enough to take everything you have. T. Jefferson

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    2 separate swarms, easy, low branch, in eastern Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
    Hive both of them, good PR with neighbors.

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    sept. 19, 2010 was when i witnessed a swarm and caught it.

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    Saw my first swarm last Thursday, March 17. I put up 3 swarm boxes the week before. Today, March 21, I checked the boxes and it appears that I actually have 3 swarms. There is a commercial beekeeper right down the road. Nothing like free bees!

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    March 17 -North FL. About 40' up on a Live Oak. After much finagling shook them to the ground and they went right into the box-whew!

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    I caught four of my own swarms first of this week and finally caught a swarm from somewhere else yesterday. A nice sized swarm about as big as a volley ball. 32205

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    Swarm on Saturday, April 2, 2011, probably from my hive #1 near Lamont, FL. I saw it clustered in the tree above my bee yard.

    Then, on Sunday, April 3, 2011, the swarm cluster was gone, but I saw another swarm cluster on the same tree but on the other side and on a higher branch...unless it was the same swarm that just moved from one spot to the other. If it was indeed a second swarm, it probably came from my hive #2 which is the second strongest. Both Saturday and Sunday were warm sunny days following a dreary week of rain.

    beecuz

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    Another swarm last Sunday, April 10, 2011. Watched the cluster fly over me and into the woods!

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    May 25th - late in the afternoon - I stood in front of my hives and watched a swarm begin right before my eyes...so late in the day I was surprised...like most of my other swarms, they went up into a tall tree behind the bee yard, too high to recover them.

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    Saturday, August 27th, 2011 - surprised at losing a swarm from my bee yard this late in the season. I guess they know when it's time to leave.

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    10/02/2011 Pinellas County, Florida, USA - cantaloupe-sized swarm up in pine tree

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