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  1. #81
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    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.

  2. #82
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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

  3. #83
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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!

  4. #84
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    3/28/11 swarm in Santa Maria, CA

  5. #85
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    94519
    2 friends hives swarmed in the last week.
    Dan

  6. #86
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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

  7. #87
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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.

  8. #88
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    94519
    very large swarm in neighbors front yard.
    Dan

  9. #89
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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

  10. #90
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    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.

  11. #91
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    94519
    probably one of mine. Swarm was in the bee yard.
    Dan

  12. #92
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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

  13. #93
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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.

  14. #94
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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

  15. #95
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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

  16. #96
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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 12:55 PM. Reason: added text

  17. #97
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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.

  18. #98
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    Got another call on Thursday as I was leaving for work for a swarm in a Bush in Lodi, they had been there 3 or 4 days already. I went down yesterday morning with the famliy, GOOD size swarm. My son geared up in his suit so he could help me out, he looked like an astronaut. He got to capture his first swarm at 6 years old and he had a blast doing it, wants to know when we are going out again? My daughter was there and took some great pics without gear, which was amazing since she said she'd never go on a swarm call again. My wife said I had a lot of bees on top of my head, since that one mean swarm where I got hit 20 times, I had my jacket and veil on. When I walked over to the car's mirror I had the entire dome of my head covered with bees. I shook them all off in front of the hive and watched them march into the hive.

    C2

  19. #99
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    One of my hive swarmed today - 4/24. I live in Palo Alto California.

  20. #100
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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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