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  1. #21
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    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.

  2. #22
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    Thursday 3/3/11, San Carlos, California 94070. Good sized swarm in a tree fern.

  3. #23
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    My first this year:

    03/09/11
    Alamo, CA 94507
    Good size, maybe 1.5 footballs one foot from ground in a small shrub. Easy get.

  4. #24
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    Saw a couple guys pulling a swarm from a conifer tree in san jose on march 10th, 2011. About 12 feet off the ground.

    zip 95125

    -tmk

  5. #25
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    Caught a small swarm yesterday (3/22/11) in Sacramento, CA. Conveniently located on a bush, 2' up. It was my first swarm!

  6. #26
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    3/28/11 swarm in Santa Maria, CA

  7. #27
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    March 27, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    Approximately 4 pound swarm at state capitol grounds. In a camellia bush about 18 inches above the ground, taped off with caution tape. Nice easy capture, was not able to cut the branch but one good shake dropped the cluster into my nuke box.
    Paul

  8. #28
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    Bout time I get to post in here, I've been jonesing for a hit!

    Acampo, Ca (95220) 12:30, a beauty, currently in hive.
    Galt (95632) yes, my hive finally popped at 1:00 and are camped out in a hive on my front porch.
    Woodbridge (95258) at 1:25, this resulted in a trap out as they took up residence by the time I got there.

    2 in the box and now a scheduled job.
    I'll call that a nice start.

  9. #29
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    94519
    very large swarm in neighbors front yard.
    Dan

  10. #30
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    Stockton, Ca 95210

    MEANEST swarm I have ever dealt with! All I did was shake the branch to knock them in the box, I didn't drop them, but they were mad!

    C2

  11. #31
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    Got a swarm Tuesday, April 5 in Hacienda Heights, California, 91745.

    It seems to be a good size swarm and is gathering lots of pollen and nectar. It moved into a Nuck that that I have been using as a swarm trap in the back yard. it sits behind my shed on a shelf about 5 feet off the ground. There was old comb in the box.

  12. #32
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    94519
    probably one of mine. Swarm was in the bee yard.
    Dan

  13. #33
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    Yesterday, 4/6/2011 a large swarm came through the back pasture and landed on the lone almond tree I have there. Needless to say, I caught it, seems OK today. Zip 93230

  14. #34
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    El Dorado school in Stockton, CA 95206 4-7-11.
    Got a call from a teacher at the school and as i was asking questions he asked "how much will this cost?" I told him I was not going to charge anything. He was like great! Then he ran in to red tape, principle concerned about different things such as "what if this guy gets injuried while on grounds" Of which he called the Superintendent's office. I also called the Super's office to try and speed up the process since I was on a deadline to go to my regualr job. When the Super called me back, he told me "the bees flew off already, but he wanted to hang on to my card for when more arrive, they get them every year and have been looking for a keeper for years. Told him no prob, call me anytime.
    Well, I got a call from the teacher yesterday telling me that they (the school) sprayed them, they were all dead when he went out before before lunch that same day. He is going to try and get the news paper involved and wanted to know if he could give the paper my number if they pick up the article.

  15. #35
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    94519
    Watched one of my double decker nucs swarm today. After flying around a while they all returned to the hive.
    Found the queen on the ground in front of the nuc, with a small cluster.
    Dan

  16. #36
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    One swarm yesterday, 4/16 and one today 4/17, each one weighing about 4 lbs. Each in new homes out in the pasture. Weather has been upper 70's and sunny. 93230

  17. #37
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    4/14 Acampo 95220
    4/15 School in Stockton 95205
    4/16 Honda dealership in Lodi 95240

    Missed calls thanks to work and overtime:

    4/15 Extraction needed out of a pillar in Modesto
    4/15 Extraction out of a wall in Tracy
    4/15 Extraction out of a wall in Stockton
    4/15 Swarm in an orchard in Lodi (picked up and moved on)
    4/16 Swarm 6 miles East of Lodi (got call while at work, no answer when I called back)

    I'm sure the swarm is gone, but the extraction are still there, since I'm working the OT, anyone interested in going after any of these extractions, drop me a line, I'm not going to have time to do these until July.

    C2
    Last edited by Batman; 04-21-2011 at 01:55 PM. Reason: added text

  18. #38
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    Another call yesterday, 4/20. 6 to 7 lbs about eight feet in a tree. Very easy catch. Weather was warm, mid 70's. 93230
    Bees have new home out in pasture.

  19. #39
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    One of my hive swarmed today - 4/24. I live in Palo Alto California.

  20. #40
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    Acampo, Ca 95220 (again)
    I got there about 11 pm, the branch was about 5 1/2 ft off the ground. I walked up and cut the branch down and set it in a hive. With the cooler evening, I don't think I saw one bee fly. Probably about 5-6 lbs of bees.

    C2

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