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  1. #661
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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

  2. #662
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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.

  3. #663
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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?

  4. #664
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    Apr 2010
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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.

  5. #665
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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

  6. #666
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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

  7. #667
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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

  8. #668
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    Foley, AL
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Date: 3/18/11.

    Location: Most Southern Alabama...Foley

    First swarm. Assuming it's from one of my hives since it was in the bee yard...approximately 15 feet from 3 hives. A couple of boxes have looked quite strong lately and it's no surprise.



  9. #669
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    Feb 2011
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    dadeville, alabama, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Been seeing cells since March 5 Lower Tallapoosa river valley. Saw a swarm yesterday and today-march 17,18. Too high up in the trees to retreive. TK

  10. #670
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    Mar 2011
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    Nashville, GA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    17 March. I saw them staging on a bush abt 15 feet from the hive at abt noon. By the time I could get equipped to rebox them, later that afternoon, they were gone. Temp was mid 70s, sunny. Location is 31639, south Georgia.

  11. #671
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    Question Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Date: 19 Mar 2011

    Location: Foley, Al

    Two more swarms from bee yard today...only have 4 full Hives and one very young split.

    As we were getting the second swarm, they all flee back to the hive. Guess they thought it a mean world out there. Placed a hive box with scent next to the box trying to swarm. Someone told me the reason they went back was the queen had not yet left the hive. Funny, we thought she was the first to go!

  12. #672
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    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    No swqarms or swarm cells here in South Carolina yet. Nectar and pollen coming in, but not strongly. Not the nectar anyway.
    Just because something is new to you, doesn't mean it is new, or revolutionary. Mark Berninghausen

  13. #673
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    Salisbury, Maryland, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    never mind.. wrong swarm map...
    accidentally posted an animated swarm map for termites lol

  14. #674
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    Sebring, Florida, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Saw my first swarm last Thursday, March 17. I put up 3 swarm boxes the week before. Today, March 21, I checked the boxes and it appears that I actually have 3 swarms. There is a commercial beekeeper right down the road. Nothing like free bees!

  15. #675
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    Mar 2011
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    Parsonsburg, Maryland, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Good stuff Anthony
    I have a few bait hives out and hoping i can net a few swarms this spring my self.

  16. #676
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    Foley, AL
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Location: Foley, Al

    Date: 21 Mar 11

    Had a 2nd swarm from the same box which swarmed on Saturday. They started swarming as I was working on another box. Good timing...

  17. #677
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    Live Oak, FL
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    March 17 -North FL. About 40' up on a Live Oak. After much finagling shook them to the ground and they went right into the box-whew!

  18. #678
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    Nov 2009
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    Jacksonville, Florida
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I caught four of my own swarms first of this week and finally caught a swarm from somewhere else yesterday. A nice sized swarm about as big as a volley ball. 32205

  19. #679
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    Apr 2010
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    Frisco City, AL, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught my first swarm of the season today - 3/28/11. About 5 lbs of bees, 2 ft above ground in a privet bush right next to the road Frisco City, AL 36445

  20. #680
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    May 2008
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    Concord, CA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    94519
    2 friends hives swarmed in the last week.
    Dan

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