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  1. #41
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    Woohoo! Captured my first swarm of the season yesterday 3/25 in Houston at the airport. It was a big one. I placed them in a 5 frame nuc with a frame that had fresh eggs, honey and pollen and 4 empty frames. We'll see if they stick around-

  2. #42
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    Friday, 25 March 2011

    77964, Lavaca County, TX

    Two swarms today, one of them huge! Could almost be counted as three swarms!

    Spring is here!

    Summer

  3. #43
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    Angelina County, Texas
    They did not like the neighborhood. Packed up and left March 26 about 5pm. I had a trap baited with a lure, they never even looked at it. As someome said, bees will be bees.

  4. #44
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    75645 4-08-11 Cell Builder Swarmed.
    At our club meeting last night we had about 45 swarms reported since the last meeting.

    mike
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  5. #45
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    Nacogdoches TEXAS

    april 7 , 8


    swarm each day one on christmas tree at christmas tree farm next on fence post it was 2 miles from my house so could be one of mine

    Dave

  6. #46
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    April 2, 2011: Captured first swarm of the year. In Canyon, TX. Could see that bees were coming and going from a nearby bird house, and that the woodduck-sized hole was nearly sealed up from wax.

    The swarm was 20 high and basketball sized. In Siberian elm. The resident sawed the limb and the bees came slamming to the ground. I placed the cardboard box nuc, there, and they filed in.
    Canyon, Texas (Near Amarillo in the Panhandle).
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  7. #47
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    Captured a very large swarm in Houston at the airport on 4/11/11

  8. #48
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    two swarm calls today 04-18-2011
    weatherford Texas 76086
    Last edited by Jaseemtp; 04-19-2011 at 10:40 PM.
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  9. #49
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    another swarm call today 04-19-2011
    around 4-5 pounds 8 feet off the ground
    sunny and around 100 degrees
    weatherford Texas 76086
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  10. #50
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    April 22nd, overcast day warm 82 degrees
    small swarm bout the size of a softball
    weatherford Texas 76086
    Last edited by Jaseemtp; 04-22-2011 at 08:53 PM. Reason: added temp
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  11. #51
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    04-29-2011
    three pound swarm, 20 feet up in the tree. Got to use a pole saw and some rope, retrieved the swarm no problem. It was pretty interesting, I got the majority of the bess in the box and all the sudden the rest of them just marched right on in like little soliders.
    Weatherford Texas
    76086
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  12. #52
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    May 6th 2011
    5-6 pound swarm 20 feet up in a pecan tree. Easy as pie to get and take home. They filled up 1 1/2 8 frame medium boxes.
    weatherford Tx 76086
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  13. #53
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    May 7th 3 poundish swarm 4 feet up a small pecan tree
    Weatherford TX 76086
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  14. #54
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    small swarm today 05-14-2011, about four feet off the ground
    weatherford texas 76088
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  15. #55
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    Caught a swarm at IAH airport at 1:00 pm today. They were on a baggage cart. Extremely small cluster - maybe 1000 bees, but I think I got the queen.

  16. #56
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    4th of July!...They just flew in and landed in a trap as we were drinking our morning coffee. It was quite a sight.
    LtlWilli

  17. #57
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    [QUOTE=Rohe Bee Ranch; This is the third swarm call I've received in the last month where someone kills them before I arrrive.[/QUOTE]

    Bummer

    Dave

  18. #58
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    wow! My bees swarmed May 3rd, 2011. Half perched on a narrow branch for a couple of nights before taking off. I had no extra eqpt, no experience, and I don't think my bee suit had come yet. So I did not interfere. These are very exciting stories though. Maybe I can learn this.

  19. #59
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    Fort Worth, Texas 9/14 or 9/15/11, Less than 2 lb swarm in one of the bait hives on my lot. Virgin queen, origin unknown. I have yard-feeders.
    Stuck in Texas. Learning Permaculture in drought, flood and strange weather. The bees are still alive.

  20. #60
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    09/21/11 small grapefruit size swarm in small tree cut branch but this jarred them into flight shook what was left into 5 frame medium nuc (used)with some drawn comb put box on top of ladder bees flying all around they settled in box put on lid left for about 45 min came back the rest had moved in closed up took home put on stand removed one frame and added division board feeder
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