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  1. #761
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    wolcott,ny,usa
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    large swarm off my hive 8/20/10. 8lbs of bees about 40 feet up in a tree. took me ten min to cut the tree down and they went right in to the box. had a secound swarm on 8/21/10 from other hive in back yard. they swarmed in the air for about 20 min and went right back to the box they swarmed from.

  2. #762
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Swarm call, Northside of Stockton on a lawn. It was small, prob gonna need a lot of help just to get them up to par enough for a nuc winter. Found the parent colony in a nearby PG&E insert that's in the gound. Will have to contact them about that before I go grabbing some high voltage lines.

    C2

  3. #763
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    North Babylon,NewYork,USA
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    Sad Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    My bees swarmed today, August 23rd 2010. I'm not sure why they did this as I thought the population seemed a little less robust than a few weeks ago.
    I have 3 brood boxes of 8 frame mediums. I also thought they got the swarming out of their system in July on Long Island. I'm new to all this. The weather is rainy and windy so I can't even look to see what went wrong.

  4. #764
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    had 2 swarms this morning and caught both swarms.

  5. #765
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught a small swarm yesterday 08-23-10 in Round Rock, TX. The swarm was a result of a storm rendering damage to the old tree they were in. The storm left the hive body fully exposed to the outside elements. They swarmed to relocate to something better..... my hive box. HAH

  6. #766
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    got called to get a swarm out of a tree about 25 feet off the ground and while i was there i found the main hive they came from so im going to get that one tomorrow. the swarm was about 7lbs of bees

  7. #767
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    Pell City,Alabama,USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Quote Originally Posted by queenking View Post
    got called to get a swarm out of a tree about 25 feet off the ground and while i was there i found the main hive they came from so im going to get that one tomorrow. the swarm was about 7lbs of bees
    You better wait until you know the new queen is mated and laying. Next spring would be better....

  8. #768
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    Murfreesboro, TN, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    08/27
    M'Boro, TN

    Got a call for a swarm Friday evening around 6:45. Told them that I could get them 1st thing next morning. Said not good enough. Bees were above employee's entrance at the FedEx Ground Terminal.

    They had tried to kill them with wasp spray prior to calling me and did kill a few. It was after 8PM when I got there. Bees were on the wall basically 1 to 2 bees thick spread out down the 2 sides of the corner wall.

    Sprayed them hard with SW and swept them into a 5-frame nuc that had SW in some of the comb. Then I went about sweeping up every one I could find and putting them in the box. They stayed put as I gathered them up. Hard to estimate the size. Maybe 2-3 pounds at most.

    Got home after 10PM. Put them out back on a stump the next morning because I was leaving later for a cutout at an apartment complex in Nashville.

    Bees looked calm and comfortable in new home when I got back that evening from cutout.

    Will be sending invoice for $75. The big trucking outfits should be checking the rigs at the gate before they come in for things like bees. No telling if this was a local swarm or a swarm that rode FedEx from who knows where.
    De Colores,
    Ken

  9. #769
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    one of my hives swarmed today and i got them . it was about 6lbs of bees.filled all ten frames.

  10. #770
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    May 2009
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    East Liverpool, Ohio, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Retrieved about a 5 lb. swarm tonight about ten feet up in a pine tree, in town. Very docile bees. Filled a five frame nuc box.
    Very late in the year, but hated to just leave them. We are going to see how they do for a little while and then combine them with another hive.


    Wellsville, Oh. 43968
    Joe and Heidi S.

  11. #771
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    Fennville,Michigan,USA
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    Angry Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Hived a swarm 9/03 filled a 10 frame deep in Fennville Michigan. Came from one of my hives, two of my hive just don't want slow down and prepare for winter. Good thing I had capped honey from last winter dead outs to give them the stores they are going to need for winter. Goldenrod flow is half done or better here. Dan

  12. #772
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    caught a swarm yesterday and now i have it in my box and feeding like crazy. about 6lbs of bees

  13. #773
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    Starke, Florida, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

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

  14. #774
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    Ripon, WI, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Yesterday, saw my colony swarm and caught it.

  15. #775
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    Morgan, Utah, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    My hive swarmed september 15th. Did all I could to entice them into a new hive, but they wouldn't listen. Too high up to retrieve. I'm hoping the queen took all the mean bees with her and left the docile ones for me.
    If I'm neither sanguine, phlegmatic, choleric, nor melancholy, does that mean I'm out of humour?

  16. #776
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    Salem, Oregon
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got home from work today and found a small swarm on a Nandina bush in the front yard. Boxed it up in a 3 framer and will lock it up and move it tonight. Friday I'll see if I can take a couple of frames from one of my other hives and add it to this one.

    I'm wondering if one of my nucs swarmed. I don't see how, they are on the small side and I just gave them more room.

    Pugs

  17. #777
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    Tucson, Arizona, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Yesterday (11Oct56) I was standing in my apiary, putting pollen substitute patties on my hives, when a swarm coming from somewhere West of our property, flew over my apiary and landed ten feet East on one of my peach trees. It was a fairly small swarm, enough bees to cover four medium depth frames, once I shook them into an empty five-frame nuc box. I noticed they were accompanied by a dark virgin/recently mated queen. Of course I will need to replace her as soon as practical.

    All plans, of course, will depend on the swarm actually remaining in my equipment, this rarely happens except they install themselves. Sometime later this morning I will check on them to see if they are still there.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
    Joseph Clemens -- Website Under Constructioni

  18. #778
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    Montgomery, Tx
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I've been collecting swarms in Houston and around the IAH airport this summer. I've noticed that I get several calls after we have had 2-3 days of wet weather. So, I keep my vac in my car and make sure I have a couple of cages ready when it gets rainy. But, I've had 100% success in retaining the swarm as long as I've had the queen. One hive I captured in July didnt have teh queen and it swarmed again.

  19. #779
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    Metairie, Louisiana
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught one October 23, 24th and 26th.


    ...JP

  20. #780
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    Montgomery, Tx
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    JP - John Pluta?

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