04-27-2008, 06:04 PM
basketball size swarm located in a bush in south wichita kansas 4-27-2008 call came in at 2:30. Bill where where you on this one they called but you didn
04-27-2008, 08:22 PM
Hays, Ks. Thursday, April 24. I even got to witness them gathering onto a branch- what a spectacular site. It took maybe no more than 10 minutes for the entire swarm to cluster together.
04-27-2008, 08:26 PM
Harrington DE 4/20 one of my hives Had a box ready all whent fine
04-27-2008, 10:48 PM
Hi , new to this all . got a call Friday at 12pm with a swarm on a Japanese maple . Luckily it was about 4 feet off the ground. I picked it up at about 4 p.m. and they are now in their new site on the farm . It was about the size of a soccer ball . sonoma county california
04-28-2008, 06:56 PM
Has been raining for past two days, sunny today around 70 degrees. Caught three swarms today from my own hives. Two swarms-- 38863,, One swarm --38871.
04-30-2008, 05:37 AM
Caught a small football size swarm yesterday 4-29-08.. 38863 Clear around 70 degrees.
04-30-2008, 07:46 PM
Caught my first swarm
Got a call from Middletown DE about a football-sized swarm in a shrub. Cut the branch and it fell into my cardboard nuc. It was so easy. 19709
04-30-2008, 09:53 PM
Picked up a swarm in Seattle. April 29th. About the size of a football. 98072
05-01-2008, 06:06 AM
I missed out on a swarm in Brazill, IN on Friday April 25th. basketball size, weathered through a storm until Saturday morning when picked up by a local. I don't think he's on beesource so I posted this info instead.
05-01-2008, 10:51 AM
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.
05-01-2008, 06:15 PM
Picked up a nice swarm in Rahway N.J. 3-5 lbs. 60 degrees partly sunny May 1 08
05-01-2008, 08:27 PM
Caught a nice swarm today 5-1-08 at one of my yards. Sunny, around 70 degrees. 38863..
05-03-2008, 08:45 PM
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???
Perkins, OK 74059
Call at 9 AM, cold, mid 40s windy
Unknown Origin on all. . . .
05-04-2008, 07:13 AM
QA County MD swarms end April
2 swarms from the same colony, in my front yard, 21666, 70s and sunny, first April 232, second April 24. And I 'caught' one in Cambridge MD April 18
05-04-2008, 01:42 PM
Caught two swarms Thursday 4-2-08.. windy, scattered showers, tornado watch and warnings all around.. Thunder rumbling as I caught the second. 38863
Caught two swarms Friday 4-3-08,, sunny, windy, around 70 degrees. 38863
05-04-2008, 06:51 PM
Swarmed today 05/04 in southern NY State 15 north of NYC. Zip code 10976.
05-05-2008, 04:31 PM
drove thru one swarm found another in swarm trap
Martinsville indiana 46151..... 73 and sunnny 5-5-08
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05-05-2008, 08:16 PM
Large swarm yesterday (5/4/2008) from one of my hives. Many, many capped swarm cells in my other hive, now splits.
05-05-2008, 09:26 PM
Is anyone recording/charting/mapping these posts? I think Walt would be interested, but for me to print this for him would be 108 pages!
Roy, for me
Roy, for Walt Wright
05-06-2008, 04:23 AM
I'm collecting it here
along with the info on what's blooming
don't click the "display all" button unless you have a really fast machine