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  1. #1181
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Drawn comb, particularly if it is old is a good draw. I have been using it the last two years. Haven't caught as many swarms as some, but enough for me.

    Congrats
    Jason Bruns
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  2. #1182
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    6/10/12 Swarm#2 in same apricot tree as Swarm#1 on 6/1/12[few posts up], hived quickly once spotted when we got back from lunch.

    6/11/12 Swarm#3 again in apricot tree, waited until evening to hive this colony. I'd run out of frames, so had to run up to Mann Lake in Woodland, CA from some prefabbed supers, painted with frames. Did the run in just over 2 hrs. and had the cluster in the new boxes by 7pm.

    I'm concerned about Swarm#1... See this post for further details.

  3. #1183
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    6/11/12 - Got a call from a home owner about a rather large swarm that had moved into their hot tub. Went over to inspect and found about half the swarm on the outside and the rest of them inside the pump compartment. The owners said she got to watch the swarm land on the side of the tub and she promptly snapped a picture and showed me, its about a 7 pounder atleast! Will be removing them in about 40 minutes.

    This year has been crazy for swarms!! I have two other established colonies to remove on Friday, one is in an irrigation box and the other is in a tractor tire, if everything goes right they should be just right to replace my laying worker hives I dumped out last week!! Will also be moving the hives this weekend to another yard in prep for star thistle!! Seen some plants starting to head out already!
    Coyote Creek Bees

  4. #1184
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    May 2010
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    Stevenson, Washington, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Second swarm in a month, outside of a shed in The Dalles, Oregon. Old hive inside the shed wall keeps drawing them in! So taken two in Camas, Washington in the last couple weeks, as well as started a local trapout today!

  5. #1185
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    June 7, and June 9 are my lattest swarms.
    The last swarm was at a Putt Putt Course that had to be closed due to the swarm. They already had built a comb in the nuc box when I checked it on Monday June 11th I have a picture but it did not load.

  6. #1186
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    June 9th swarm collected at a Mini Golf Course. June 11 inspected nuc it is in, found queen and comb built on lid.

    http://s1254.photobucket.com/albums/...combKing-1.jpg

  7. #1187
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    Bayou Gauche, Louisiana, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Franklin View Post
    June 9th swarm collected at a Mini Golf Course. June 11 inspected nuc it is in, found queen and comb built on lid.

    http://s1254.photobucket.com/albums/...combKing-1.jpg
    My 2nd swarm of the year was 3 weeks ago, sorry I did not post it then. There in a 10 frame deep, and tomorrow I'll throw a super on top.
    Not as many swarm calls as last year, but Alway ready.

  8. #1188
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    wolcott, ny
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    caught my 30th swarm yesterday.

  9. #1189
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    you can add two more to that 30 and make it 32 swarms so far.

  10. #1190
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Just caught my first swarm in a trap this afternoon at 3:30 in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.

    I just happened to be standing there when the swarm moved in. Pretty fun to watch.

    Adam

  11. #1191
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got a swarm call this morning in NE Iowa. The swarm was the size of a soccer ball and had been there since Friday afternoon. Only 6 feet off the ground and it was textbook easy to collect it! I think of the approximatley 5 swarms I've gotten, this one was the largest and the easiest to get to.

    Sherill

  12. #1192
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    May 2010
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    Savanna IL
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    just came in from hiving my first swarm ever ,,,was awesome & very lucky they decided to set on a sapling as they were as high in near by trees 30 or more feet

  13. #1193
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    Last edited by stevedc; 06-24-2012 at 05:26 PM.

  14. #1194
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    Nassau,NY,USA
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    Nassau NY 12123
    Junes 24th My nuc I installed two weeks ago looks like it Swarmed. Can this really be? I had it in a 2 deeps.

  15. #1195
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    Stevenson, Washington, USA
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    Grabbed another one in Camas WA, about three pounds. That's ten for the year so far...

  16. #1196
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    Brookville, PA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got a call yesterday Sunday July 1 for Dubois, PA that a swarm was on a window. I was busy and told the people I couldn't come, but would come this morning. When I called them this morning, they said the swarm had moved inside a hole in their brick house.

    Of course, they were also telling me that they have a had a colony living in another hole for a while, and last week the owner put Sevin dust in the hole and killed them. I have to wonder if this swarm smelled the scent of honey and comb, flew there to move in and determined the hole had been poisoned and ending up finding a new place to set up shop.

  17. #1197
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    Eatonville WA USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    caught a swarm today 2 July 2012 this is my first swarm Eatonville Washington

  18. #1198
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    Kingsville, OH
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    June 9th, picked up a swarm. June 11th they had built comb. Now they have filled the nuc. three frames of brood.

  19. #1199
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    03254 6/30/12

  20. #1200
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