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  1. #21
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    medium sized swarm of dark bees. black queen. 95684
    all that is gold does not glitter

  2. #22
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    Default Thursday 8/21/08

    94401, several frames, in bloom are red eucalyptus, texas privet, others. Bigger than a late supersedure swarm.

  3. #23
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    Default If this really was a swarm.

    10pm at night on Friday September 19th at a hotel in Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128

    Tuesday 23rd, another good sized, 18" off the ground on trunk of a small palm tree, 92064
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  4. #24
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    Default Is this the last swarm of 2008?

    I collected a small swarm from an olive tree on Sunday 21st, the winter solstice!

    I know our climate in San Diego is mild, but the first day of winter?

    Geoff
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  5. #25
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    March 19, 94702

  6. #26
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    Default 4 swarms in 93010

    Prime swarms:
    March 17, 2009 (1)
    March 20, 2009 (1)

    After swarms:
    March 18, 2009 (01)
    March 19, 2009 ( 01)
    Zip code: 93010
    Ernie
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  7. #27
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    location - California (Central Coast near San Luis Obispo)
    weather - Sunny, about 65-70 for the past few days...rain on the way
    origin of swarm if known - unknown
    date - April 6th, 2009

  8. #28
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    calaveras, california, usa
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    Default swarm

    april 19 2009 95232

  9. #29
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    3 swarms in 3 days-March 17, 18, 19 2009, all from the same hive
    Menlo Park, CA

  10. #30
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    Default Bay area swarm

    I saw a swarm this evening, CA 94901, descended on a eucalyptus tree about 15 ft up in a hollow that used to be one side of a y branch upwards. I didn't know how deep the hollow was at first, and was brushing bees out. I got about half of them into a cardboard box when I saw some old comb. This spot must be like a stopover for bees, because it must flood when it rains.

  11. #31
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    Default Lincoln CA Swarm

    I got my bees from a second swarm so it was quite small - the primary swarm must have been earlier. They were Italians? but unsure if they were from a domestic or feral colony. They were captured on the 14th of april in Lincoln CA and now live in Sacramento. Weather was in the 70's that day and it was warm early this year.
    Hope that helps. I have a friend who does swarm calls in the Sacramento area and she got her first call on February 27.

  12. #32
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    Big Grin Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I caught two yesterday. that puts me up to seven swarms caught this season. I couldnt believe it they came to my beeyard. I checked the 10 hives I have there and they are all booming so they didnt come from them. They were big swarms both took a full 10 fram box to fit them all. San Luis Obispo County. theres a few more days of warm weather before it cools off I better get some more hives ready

  13. #33
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    HUGE swarm Yesterday in a tree here in Galt, almost missed the call cause I was getting ready for work. I climbed the tree in pants and a t-shirt and cut the branch, put it in a box and headed off to work. Got a call today around 12:10 pm for a swarm in Lodi, Ca, 95240, which I will go collect tomorrow AM, thanks to having to go to work again. Then the place in Rio Vista, 94571, called back today, guess the guy that drove 2 hours to get to them, was let down by a shy bees. The bees took flight 3 minutes after he got there, but they have another swarm in a tree, not sure if its the same one or not, but going to get it after the Lodi one tomorrow. I'll have to make another trip to Mann Lake I guess, that should make the wife REAL happy.

    Craig

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got the Lodi and Rio Vista one yesterday with no problems, While out, I got a call for a swarm in a Stockton (95201 amoung others), plus a cut out in Stockton and Tracy (95304). I'm sure with the rain, I wont seem any calls today or tomorrow.

    Also:
    I've been getting A LOT (more than I have time for) of calls for cutouts near Sacramento, CA. They have been in Rancho Murieta, Columa, El Dorado Hills, Lodi, Stockton (3) and Tracy. If there is anyone out there that is interested in picking a cutout job, send me a PM with your info.

    Craig

    Craig
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  15. #35
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates? 4/23 in So Cal.

    Got a swarm this evening 4/23/2010 in Hacienda Heights, California 91745 (southern Calif.) . It is a nice ball a little smaller than a basket ball. I think I have the queen. It's my first swarm capture and I hiveed them immediately into a topbar hive I built last year.

  16. #36
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Well, the cut out went good. I was completely out of equipment til I went for more....good thing too, got 2 swarms in Galt, missed a 3rd that flew right over the house, sent the wife after it, but she lost it. Got a call for Stockton at an old Victorian home, but it's like 45 feet up to it. Got a call from Stockton PD, there was a swarm at the Asparagus festival, but I guess they already got someone, too bad too, my contact said "just get em, submit a bill and get paid!" While at home having dinner with the family, got a text from Facebook. A guy I know said his neighbor had a swarm. Back to Stockton I went. Good thing too, 2 feet long by 9 inches wide 3 feet off the ground! While there, I got a call from my dad in Lincoln, one of my swarm traps FINALLY paid off today, cluster off bees on it tonight. Well, back to the garage to build the last 4 hives I bought yesterday and consume some beer.

    Craig
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  17. #37
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Cut out is going smoothly so far, HUGE colony that's been there for like maybe a week, will pick it up bright and early Friday morning. Would have loved to have heard that thing when it was in the air. Big enough that I needed a 2nd box just to get them all in. I took the 2nd box down this AM and while there got a call for a swarm in the South part of Stockton in the park. Got there and it was about 4 feet off the ground on the trunk of the tree. I literally built box in the street just to get it. Got it home, put 6 frames together just to get something in the box before they built on the lid, then went to work. 10 in 10 days. Anyone wanna buy some bees?

    Craig

    P.S. My real job is get in the way of my bee jobs.

  18. #38
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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

  19. #39
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Friday, March 4th, 2011. Swarm in Hacienda Heights, California 91745. I noticed the bees flying in circles about 11:00 and the ball is still forming a cluster at 11:45. It is a bright sunny day and around 75 degrees outside. The cluster is in an orange tree and is about 4 feet off the ground but buried in many small branches. I will try and hive the swarm.

  20. #40
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Thursday 3/3/11, San Carlos, California 94070. Good sized swarm in a tree fern.

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