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  1. #741
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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

  2. #742
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    wolcott,ny,usa
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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

  3. #743
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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.

  4. #744
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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.

  5. #745
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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?

  6. #746
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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

  7. #747
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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

  8. #748
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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.

  9. #749
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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

  10. #750
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    Montgomery, Tx
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    JP - John Pluta?

  11. #751
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    Miami, Manitoba, Canada
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Searching through the 100 and more pages here and dont see any link to where this info is gathered. I think the intent was to compile the bloom info to help predict blooms throughout the country side.

    I am interested in viewing the compiled data, has it been accomplished yet?

    Thanks
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
    www.stepplerfarms.com

  12. #752
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    DuPage County, Illinois USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Regards, Barry

  13. #753
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    North Bend, OH, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    There are LOTS of resources for bloom prediction.

    Many of them focusing around Growing Degree Days.

    For those of us in Ohio: http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/gdd/
    Richard
    Carriage House Farm, North Bend, Ohio

  14. #754
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    Albany, CA, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    We collected two swarms this year 2010, May 20 and 21. It was a sunny day and warm.

  15. #755
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    Default First swarm of 2011?

    21 Feb. 2011

    First swarm of 2011 for me. First cut out of the year, too.

    Here we go.

    Summer
    Last edited by summer1052; 02-21-2011 at 08:52 PM. Reason: computer hiccup

  16. #756
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    Orange, Tx, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I thought about it being almost time, here in Orange, Texas, but thought it would be another few weeks. How big was the swarm in Lavaca?

  17. #757
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    Foley, AL
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Found approximately 10 queen swarm cells in one hive today. Lately, many of the bees have been gathering outside the box so we knew something was up. Even found one queen cell opened/hatched. The box had so many bees, it did not look like a swarm happened.

    We took several queen cells and make 3 nucs from them and left plenty of bees in the hive.

    The hive has two large supers which were full of bees.

    Will see what happens but I can say "it has begun".

    2-26-2011 - date

    Lower most Alabama - location 36535
    Last edited by Foleybees; 02-27-2011 at 04:49 PM. Reason: adding zip code.

  18. #758
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    Concord, CA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    If you include you're zip codes Dobbins can put the swarms in the data base.
    Dan

  19. #759
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    Nov 2008
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    Farmington, NM
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    First swarm of the season 3/6/11



    zip 93314

  20. #760
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    Rocky Ford,Ga.,USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    3/14/11 I help catch a wild swarm at noon in town ,then got home and was working bees looked up in tree about 12 feet high there was a nice big swarm. Got them down and in a box with feed. my zip code is 30455 in Ga. near Statesboro,Ga

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