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    Default Louisiana

    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.

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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).
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    Default Captures in Lousisiana

    The last week or so, the weather here in central Louisiana has bee in the low 80's during the day and mid-60 to 70 at night. Since Saturday, two of my swarm boxes have occupants. One hive is made up of nice bright yellow bees, possibly Italian, the other are small dark bees that I think are feral bees from about 60 acres of old hardwood trees. I am using 8 frame deeps with old brood comb.

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    1st swarm of 2009 http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxiceph...iImN7ggOzAvgE#

    Was not my own, but from a feral colony, most likely as it was in the city.


    ...JP

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    First one caught this year was February 27, 2009. Have caught about 17 since then, none from my own hives, well one that tried to leave that was a freshly housed swarm, storm came in after they had balled in my sweetgum tree 35' up.

    Rain storm settled in and they did their best to fly back to the hive I had them in. They wound up 3' from the hive body on my driveway all spread out.

    After they dried off they re entered the hive and have been there since.

    This is the Feb 27 one http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxiceph...14049385754946

    This is the last one I caught on April 15, 2009 http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxiceph...27908239232818

    It looked just like this I promise!


    ...JP

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?


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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    The season has started in southern Louisiana. I walked out in the yard yesterday 03-23-10 and found a swarm about three an one half pounds on a small citrus tree that I had planted last year. They were only about 18 inches off the grownd. The weather was cool, windy, and overcast. It is my first one for this year. I do not believe that it from my hives, as the bees are dark with deep black stripes. They were very tame and I had them hived in about two minutes. I wish they all could be this easy.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    My first swarm this year was 4/7/2010
    Monroe, LA

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught a small swarm yesturday.
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Picked up a medium swarm yesterday.

    Went to pick up a large swarm today but they were gone when I arrived.

    Brent
    Sucking the marrow of life doesnt mean choking on the bone...

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    Picked up a very large swarm Friday May 28th.

    Brent
    Sucking the marrow of life doesnt mean choking on the bone...

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    Caught one October 23, 24th and 26th.


    ...JP

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    Three swarms yesterday. Two medium and one large ( includes one in my own crepe myrtle ).

    71078

    Brent
    Sucking the marrow of life doesnt mean choking on the bone...

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Hived a small swarm this morning into one of my nucs. It was about the size of 2 medium oranges, or a double handful. They were about 4 feet off the ground on a small limb of one of my holly trees. Clipped the branch with my hand snips, shook them gently into the box, and looks like they are happy in their new home.

    Today is July 9, 2011

    Best,

    casper_zip

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Had a soccerball size swarm on March 8th, and a cut out at the same residence today.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Franklin View Post
    June 9th swarm collected at a Mini Golf Course. June 11 inspected nuc it is in, found queen and comb built on lid.

    http://s1254.photobucket.com/albums/...combKing-1.jpg
    My 2nd swarm of the year was 3 weeks ago, sorry I did not post it then. There in a 10 frame deep, and tomorrow I'll throw a super on top.
    Not as many swarm calls as last year, but Alway ready.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    3/2/2013. After dark got a call from home owner in SW Louisiana - Football size swarm in front of home - middle of town. Located on a small bush & front of home. About 1 foot off the ground. Smaller swarm in back yard on small tree - 3 ft off ground. Next day swamp combined and we captured.

    Had left a hive in front of this house - next weekend (3/8/13) - small swarm showed up in the hive. Move to a nuc after moving to our bee yard.

    3/16/13 - Lake Charles, LA. Soccer ball size swarm in a fig tree about 2 feet of the ground. Brushed into a hive.

    3/19/13...Another call from LC. Will see about it today.
    Busy in South West Louisiana.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I have two swarms to report. I thought I posted the first one last week. Oh well.

    First swarm was from a water heater tank which contained a hive of bees. I moved the hive a few miles and the second day the tank was on the ground I drove up to the tank about 4:20 PM on July 24. I followed the swarm to a red oak treee about 100 yards from the tank where it stayed intil the following Tuesday and about 11:30 AM it swarmed and took up residence in a lure box I set up on the previous Wednesday. I documented the week with my camcorder and will post the series on youtube ASAP.

    Location for both swarms is Springhill LA.

    bnt
    Last edited by beesintrees; 07-31-2013 at 05:43 PM. Reason: completioin of requested information
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