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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    robherc: is that mine? j/k I had a hive swarm yesterday but I'm 78418

  2. #42
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    Calhoun Co, Texas, USA
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    UPDATE: Apparently while I was busy with the swarm I already listed, there were 2 swarms (one about that size, and the other almost twice as large...supposedly) that came to rest on the wall of a church about 10miles South of there. Unfortunately, by time I was called & got back down to Corpus, they'd both moved on.
    So that makes 3 swarms in one day for Corpus Christi...and that's just the ones I got called for!

  3. #43
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    Seadrift TX, 77983, went to the bee yard today & noticed some bees flying in a new direction while I was checking my open feeder...turns out a nice 5-6lb swarm had moved into one of my old, retired (though not yet destroyed) hives that the fire ants had wiped out the old colony in. Put some grease on the hive stand legs & re-adjusted the top bars so they'd be close enough together to discourage the bees continuing to build comb on the underside of the lid (I was NOT expecting any bees to move into this hive...had over 1/2 of the bars out/burned already. Not sure exactly when they moved in, but I checked the hive 4 days ago & it was empty...no I'll have to get them converted to the 19" bars of my new hives once they get a little open brood going.

  4. #44
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    Cameron, Texas, USA
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    Small swarm 11/5/12, 76577

  5. #45
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    first Swarm 03/12/13 of 2013 4-5 pounder on limb of black walnut 8 feet up zip 75961 Nacogdoches TX took several brushing bees into nuc box to get queen

    David

  6. #46
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    Baytown, TX., USA.
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    3/17/13 First swarm. 77520
    But! This swarm had been in the tree 6 months!
    Nothing in 2013.
    Julysun elevation 23 feet. 4 Hives, 2 years.

  7. #47
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    Frisco Texas
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    First swarm of the season, 3/21/13. Frisco TX, nice basketball size swarm

  8. #48
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    3-22-13, 76520 Large swarm

  9. #49
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    Caught a swarm this afternoon 3/31, 5:30 pm
    Frisco, TX 75078

  10. #50
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    Zip 75078, Frisco, Tx...5PM april 1st

  11. #51
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    Leon, Texas, USA
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    April 1st-central Texas 77855-hived a swarm 6:00 PM.

  12. #52
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    Dallas, TX
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    Hived a swarm yesterday from my backyard.

  13. #53
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    Hill County, Texas
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    Baithive occupied June 4 or 5. 76036

  14. #54
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    Top Bar Hive swarmed 1030am 6/18/14 Central Texas. Weather is overcast after heavy storms and 86F. Small swarm moved about 15 feet and landed in a cedar tree about 5 feet off the ground. Swarm was gone by 630pm but lots of scouts were still returning and flying circles. Wife saw it but it left before I got home.
    Last edited by chkin11; 06-18-2014 at 09:36 PM.

  15. #55
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    Swarm date - 9/9/14. Forgot I left a swarm trap next to the garage. Probably about a 2 pounder. Orchard Park NY 14127

  16. #56
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    Going to get a basketball size swarm today in Port Lavaca, Texas. It has begun in South Texas, although this is early!FirstSwarm2015.jpg
    TxBeek. KTBHs. Victoria, Tx. along the Gulf coast. Zone 9b.
    Treatment free bees from traps and cutouts.

  17. #57
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    Got my 2nd swarm yesterday on 2/8 in Placedo, Tx on the Gulf Coast. Another volleyball sized swarm.

    My first swarm has absconded even with a bar of open and capped brood from another hive.

  18. #58
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    Got a 4lb swarm tonight in Victoria Texas.

  19. #59
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    Houston, TX, USA
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    Houston, TX 77025. About 9 feet up in a shruberry. Call at 1:30; home in a hive by 3:00. They will be warm tonight with our "cold front" coming thru.
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  20. #60
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    4/5/2015. Victoria, Tx

    Caught a huge swarm today and hived it. Then checked my 9 traps and had swarms in 4. Got to watch and video a huge swarm move into a trap. Was afraid they were not going to fit inside.
    TxBeek. KTBHs. Victoria, Tx. along the Gulf coast. Zone 9b.
    Treatment free bees from traps and cutouts.

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