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    Default New Mexico

    Quote Originally Posted by Waysouth View Post
    First swarm of the season 1/8/2007
    weather in the 70's
    Mostly black queen from the wild blue yonder (into a Gumbo Limbo tree)
    Mmmmm....
    Cracked conch at the Cracked Conch Cafe, fresh key lime pie, cold beer... oh yeah, swarms.

    First one on 5-4-07.
    More calls than usual it seemed. All of them came within a week, then it tapered off.
    Sunny and warm (mid 70's)
    Zip 87401.

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    Monday April 16th 87107, North Valley, ABQ, NM

    Three frames worth of bees, captured, boxed, and seem to be doing well..

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    First call of the season. It's from one of my hives that's out on an alfalfa farm. 87401. Other local beeks report no swarms so far this year.

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    Flora Vista, NM
    87415

    Nice 2-1/2 lb swarm. On the ground and brush.

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    May 19, 2008
    Two swarm calls. The first caller stated that they saw it in the air Saturday and it was still in the bush today. The second caller stated that the swarm was not in the yard this morning, but was there this evening. Got 'em both.
    87401

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    4-24-09
    87412
    Three+ pounds on the gearbox of a wheel roll.

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    Question Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I am a 2nd year beekeeper. I caught a swarm two weeks ago (June 20th maybe). I put it in a new hive body on which I had used waterproofing and Gorilla glue. It stayed almost two days, and left. July 4th one of my 2nd year hives swarmed; I caught the swarm and installed it in the hive body. Yesterday abut 6:00 p. m. I found they were gone. I found them in the same bush very close to where they were the day before. I caught that swarm again and have them in a paste board box. Does anyone know why they might be leaving the hive box? I used the waterproofing on the other four hives I have assembled, but have not used Gorilla glue before.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Zip 88130, Portales, NM on the east side. Swarm dates 6/20 grapefruit sized; July 4 my 2nd year hive swarmed; I caught it; same swarm left hive box again July 5th; caught again.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    5-25-10
    First call of the season. Cool spring.
    I suspect it's from a feral colony in a cottonwood tree that's only yards from the swarm.
    Clustered on tamarisk branch 4' off ground. 4 lbs.
    87401
    Nobody ruins my day without my permission, and I refuse to grant it...

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    First swarm of the season 3/6/11



    zip 93314

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    First call of the season. Nice 4-5lb swarm on cedar fence. 50 degrees, windy.
    Farmington, NM
    87401
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Collected a swarm in Rio Rancho, NM. Swarmed on April 1. The weather was in the Mid 80s. Captured on April 2, weather in the 30s with rain followed by snow.

    Ted

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught another swarm this afternoon in Albuqurque, NM. Large swarm about 7 feet up in a pine tree. Warm day, in the 70s. Hived the bees as soon as we got home.

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    04-09-12
    87401

    Ugh. Mine and I couldn't keep up.
    Nobody ruins my day without my permission, and I refuse to grant it...

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got my 4th swarm call today in Westside of Albuquerque. Two clusters in a Sycamore tree. 9 feet and 12 feet up. Beautiful warm, sunny weather.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    4/30/12 - Farmington NM 87402

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    Farmington, NM 87401 - On the branch of a tree...small swarm.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Medium swarm, apple tree, 6' off the ground, 87401.
    Nobody ruins my day without my permission, and I refuse to grant it...

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    A swarm from my own hive. Watched it but could not retrieve it.
    3-25-14. Way too early.
    87401
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Three swarms this week in Farmington NM 87401
    4-7-14
    4-9-14
    4-10-14
    Nobody ruins my day without my permission, and I refuse to grant it...

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