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  1. #1721
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    Feb 2011
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    Meadows of Dan, Virginia, United States
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I checked my hives in Stuart, Va, today (1/13) and they are bringing in lots of yellow pollen. They have been collecting it long enough to have packed into wallet sized areas of brood comb. They are also bringing in a green pollen. I don't know the source of either of the pollens.

  2. #1722
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    Oct 2012
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    Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    This is a bit 'after the fact' but I caught 1 swarm on 14 Jan 13.

    IMG-20130114-00161.jpg

  3. #1723
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    May 2012
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    Laurens, georgia, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Swarm crossed my backyard today, feb 9, 2013. I heard them from inside. They look to be setting up housekeeping in a large oak across street. I have put out a storm trap.

  4. #1724
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    Jun 2009
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    Georgetown,S.C. 29440
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Hived my first swarm 2/6/2013 from Charleston,SC. About 3 #.

  5. #1725
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    Feb 2012
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    florence sc usa
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    good for you mr. lowrimore. i have 5 traps out already. nothing yet.
    There's three ways to do everything...the wrong way, the right way, a better way.

  6. #1726
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    Apr 2012
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    Long Beach, Ca
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    First swarm call tonight in SoCal.

  7. #1727
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    Feb 2010
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    East S.F. Bay, California, USA
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    03/08/13 - Danville, CA 94506

    Nice size, probably four pounds, seven feet up in a redwood tree. First of the year for me.

  8. #1728
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    May 2009
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    Cattaraugus,New York, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    March 10, 2013
    Southern GA

    Came down from NY to make early splits and found a 4 pound swarm 15 feet up on a tree branch. Used a 10 foot length of pipe and a cardboard box taped to the pipe to retrieve the swarm. My first of the year, and hopefully not the last.

  9. #1729
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    May 2009
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    Cattaraugus,New York, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Just caught a 2nd swarm in the same tree as the first, and it was the same size. We werent expecting them to be swarming this soon.

  10. #1730
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    Jan 2011
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    Athens, OH
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lancejones View Post
    I have put out a storm trap.
    Good luck. I hope it's a big storm.
    Buy the ticket, take the ride. -H.S. Thompson

  11. #1731
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    Dec 2011
    Location
    Bristol, Florida, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught 3 swarms Friday, 4 Saturday, 2 yesterday, and 1 today.
    Gary

  12. #1732
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    Apr 2010
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    Nacogdoches,TX,USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    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

  13. #1733
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    Jul 2010
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    Los Angeles, CA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    March 8, 2013, in Los Angeles, CA. It was big enough that I could hear them in the top of a big eucalyptus tree before I saw them. Probably from my hive too, unfortunately.

  14. #1734
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    Aug 2010
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    Fayetteville, Georgia, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    March 17, 2013 in Fayetteville, Ga. Got a call after church today from a man across town. Probably 15# low on the side of a oak tree.

    TG

  15. #1735
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    May 2008
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    Concord, CA
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    3/17/2003 94519
    Concord, CA
    Dan

  16. #1736
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    Apr 2012
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    Baytown, TX., USA.
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    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.

  17. #1737
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    Jun 2009
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    Galt, CA
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    3-2-13, 95231 (French Camp, CA) I got a call from CHP, they had a complete hive sitting on the side of the freeway, and officer moved it to the side of the freeway, but it was definately full of bees. I picked that up, the top and bottom boards were a complete loss. Just about every frame had damage to the top bars, so I am working those out of rotation. The hive body it's self will be repairable, and the bees themselves are doing great!

    3-8-13, 95632 (Galt, CA) Swarm cap. Approx 4-5 lbs of bees covering the roof and drivers door of a truck. Some LGO, 10 frames, and a top board. Placed open bottom on top of them and watched move in the hive in a matter of 25 mins. I was able to recorded the whole thing on my phone's video recorder, even watched the queen move in, she was among the last to do so. Nice easy capture.

    3-15-13 95258 (Woodbridge, CA) Swarm cap. Approx 7+ lbs of bees about 15ft feet up in the air in a pine tree and bridging the gap between 2 branches. Pain to take down due to height, but full hive of bees that seem to be doing well was worth it.

    Happy hunting folks!

    C2

  18. #1738
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    Mar 2013
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    Southwest Louisiana - USA
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    3/2/2013. After dark got a call from home owner in SW Louisiana - Football size swarm in front of home - middle of town. Located on a small bush & front of home. About 1 foot off the ground. Smaller swarm in back yard on small tree - 3 ft off ground. Next day swamp combined and we captured.

    Had left a hive in front of this house - next weekend (3/8/13) - small swarm showed up in the hive. Move to a nuc after moving to our bee yard.

    3/16/13 - Lake Charles, LA. Soccer ball size swarm in a fig tree about 2 feet of the ground. Brushed into a hive.

    3/19/13...Another call from LC. Will see about it today.
    Busy in South West Louisiana.

  19. #1739
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    Jun 2009
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    Galt, CA
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    3-19-13, 95632 (Galt, CA) My own backyard. I was getting ready for work and went to brush my teeth when I heard the familiar sound of lots of bees in the air. I looked out into my little bee yard to see a swarm swirling in my yard. Thought "shoot, one of my hives is swarming!" I walked out to my hives expecting to see them just pouring out of one of my hives. To my shock, they were moving into one of my empties instead. A most welcome sight to say the least since I didn't really have time to chase them down. So I went back inside and continued to get ready for work. I baited another hive and set it out before I left. I know that rain was in the forecast for today, but I would sure like to look in to the other hives to see if I missed something. That way I can try and see if it was even from my own hives.

    C2

  20. #1740
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    Nov 2011
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    Novato, CA
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    558

    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    That is a self splitting hive!

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