Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 87

Thread: Virginia

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Fredericksburg, Va
    Posts
    810

    Default Virginia

    I had a swarm move into an empty nuc box sitting behind the garage on5/10/07. The wife came in and ask, "did you know that there were bees in those boxes behind the garage?" - 22407

    That was a pleasant surprise. We do not know where the came from - I had just gone through all my hives two days before and saw not signs of swarm preparations.
    Bee all you can Bee!
    http://www.hamiltonapiary.net

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Suffolk, VA
    Posts
    3,583

    Default

    Two seperate calls on 4/12/08 zips: 23608 and 23432

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Fredericksburg, Va
    Posts
    810

    Default

    April 15 - takes some of pain out of tax day. 22407
    They were wrapped around a fence post- just about as easy as it gets.
    Bee all you can Bee!
    http://www.hamiltonapiary.net

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Powhatan, VA
    Posts
    98

    Default Virginia

    Italians In my backyard- small swarm about the size of a flattened volley ball, 23139. Housed them in a single deep.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Madison Heights VA
    Posts
    396

    Default

    Swarm,
    3/7/09
    Curtis

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Suffolk, VA
    Posts
    3,583

    Default

    4/10/09 First capture of the season. Small swarm. Homeowner said the same colony swamed the previous weekend.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    eastern Hanover, Virginia
    Posts
    361

    Default Swarm 23831

    picked up a Large Swarm from Chester, VA 23831

    Nice folks had 2 strong hives overwintered in 3 deeps each and had no more equipment to hive the swarm themselves. Large swarm. I had 2-5frame medium nucs stacked and the swarm barely fit in them.
    -M@

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Richmond, VA, USA
    Posts
    4

    Default

    4/10/09 large swarm, flew away after several hours


    4/17/09 another large swarm! we captured this one!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Mechanicsville, VA, USA
    Posts
    30

    Default

    one of my hives swarmed today, April 26

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Augusta County, Virginia USA
    Posts
    130

    Default

    Hive swarmed this morning. I am in the middle of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Bees went to low handing limb of Scotch Pine. Cut off limb and got bees into a deep hive box. Will move it tonight.

  11. #11

    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    My first swarm this year in Berryville, Virginia. I can't remember one this early.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    833

    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Quote Originally Posted by dsquared View Post
    My first swarm this year in Berryville, Virginia. I can't remember one this early.
    Swarm in Haymarket - about 45 minutes away around the same date...April 15th. last year I had one around April 17th and the year I started with bees (2006), we saw a swarm and it was April 9th
    karla

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    168

    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    4/17
    Charles City, Va
    Small Swarm

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Posts
    86

    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    4/19/10
    Virginia Beach, va
    Clear Mild, low 70's
    unknown Origin

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Columbia, Goochland, VA
    Posts
    88

    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught swarm in swarm trap, Tuesday May 4th. Good hunting!!

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Radford, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    290

    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Fairlawn, VA. About 3 pounds in a maple. Looked very much like rkr's photo.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    168

    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Chesterfield, Virginia
    23235
    3 to 4# swarm, hanging on a pine branch about 13' in the air.

    Shook it into a box, poured it into the hive and picked it up after dark.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    eastern Hanover, Virginia
    Posts
    361

    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    just had a hive swarm July 23. also had 2 others swarm back in May. May 6th and May 8th.

    I was actually standing right there when the 1st swarm left the hive. all went directly up into the giant dogwood tree they are under. hived all 3
    -M@

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    168

    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    First 2 Swarms Today

    1 in Varina, Virginia (23231)
    1 in the West End of Richmond, Virginia (23238)

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    168

    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Mid-sized swarm today, 4/5 - Varina, Virginia 23231

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads