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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught my third swarm in less then a month yesterday. It was about 2 feet off the ground and went in the box with one shake of the tree branch. Hope they make it this late in the season. The last swarm I caught was overwhelm by SHB and left. My other hives are strong and keep the SHB at bay. Checked SBB oil trap in other hives and found almost 100 dead SHB in a week.

  2. #22
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    Caught 2 swarms at 36272 Piedmont, Ala. One the first weekend in March and the second the last weekend in March. The first swarm weighed about 6 to 7 lbs. The last about 5 lbs. Both swarms are working real well.

  3. #23
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    Got my first swarm call of the year yesterday April 5th. In Prairie Grove AR I am guessing zone 6b as that is what zone I am in 45 min. away. The bees had landed on a sapling the day before and stayed there through what will hopefully be our last frost for the season and probably half of them froze.

  4. #24
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    White County, Arkansas
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    First Swarm

    29 March 2013

    2nd Swarm

    1 April 2013

    72012

  5. #25
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    Small swarm 4-2-13
    Sunny, 65 deg at 2pm at a friend camp house in Duncanville, AL

    2 swarms off my hives 4-6-13.
    Sunny 72 deg at 11am at my bee yard in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Last edited by CChampion; 04-07-2013 at 07:07 PM.

  6. #26
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    graham alabama usa
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    one on 04/09 low to ground caught and doing fine two more 04/11 still about 40 foot in tree their spending second nite up tree first nite rain all nite and looks like tonite will be cool got lots of bait hives sitting everwhere hope they find a good home tomorrow was able to get rope with bucket under one of them but limb is too big to shake them off into bucket with frames of comb if any one wonders how to get rope up that high try useing bow and arrow with fishing reel to get 20 pound test line over limb then pull larger cord over with bucket, wont work if you cant shake the limb

  7. #27
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    Fayetteville AR 72701 I attempted to capture a swarm. When I got up to them they were all buzzing pretty loud and when I brushed them into my box they took for the sky. 15 minutes later there were only maybe five bees in the box. They had not returned to the limb either. But, there was a lot of activity by what the home owner had pointed out was a bee tree. So, I don't know if they decided to head back to the original tree or if I got there just as they had decided to take off for wherever they were going.

  8. #28
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    4/16 Rogers, AR


  9. #29
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    jackson county, alabama, usa
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    came home from work to find a small swarm in one of my traps, possibly a supercedure swarm from one of my hives. this is the first one i am aware of in my area.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

  10. #30
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    72012

    11 April under patio table

    13 April side of fence

    20 April under trampoline


    Weather has been war mer than usual until 18 April it became more seasonal (basically clear then storms then clear and cooler)

  11. #31
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    14 March 2013
    Beebe, AR
    Corner of Main and E. Illinois on pawn shop sign/came from across street Main and W. Illinois
    Clear and sunny 72 degrees F.

  12. #32
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    Anniston, Al, USA
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    Alabama 5/24/13 Temp 80's .... my hive

  13. #33
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    Caught swarm on a fence post yesterday. 5/29 Dekalb county AL.

  14. #34
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    Little Rock, AR

    Caught a swarm on the side of house today about football size.

  15. #35
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    Searcy, Arkansas (North Central) 11-2-2013 got a call about 4:00PM about a swarm on a redbud tree in Searcy.
    I loaded up and totally thought it would turn out to be a wasp nest but when I arrived low and behold there was a cluster of honey bees.
    I used a Bee Vac and left them in the cage that night in my house.
    Next day I put them in a 6 frame hive and gave them a baggie of sugar syrup 2-1 with pro health.
    Next day I merged them with another 6 frame hive and now they are doing great.
    It's awfully late in the year but there they were.
    I will take it they were feral bees.
    Weather was 43 degrees F, clear, no wind.

  16. #36
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    4/29/14
    Bentonville AR 72716
    3 lb.
    It had turned cold and looked like rain. Probably upper 40's after being in the upper 60's. Removed them from a trellis in a garden. They were cold and lethargic till I got them home.

  17. #37
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    Lowell, Arkansas, USA
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    5/3/14
    Lowell, AR
    72745

  18. #38
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    May 2014
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    River Valley Arkansas
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    Saturday, May 10, 11:30 a.m., Fort Smith, Arkansas, from my own hive!!!!!! Arg! They landed in an oak tree 40 feet in the air. All we could do was wave at them.

  19. #39
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    Apr 2011
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    Garfield, Arkansas, usa
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught two swarms out of the 4 swarm traps ive got out and had a swarm call yesterday. And have had scout bees around the other two traps for a week. The last week ive been hearing of alot of swarms that other people are finding and catching in traps in this area.

  20. #40
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    Siloam Springs, AR, USA
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    Swarm caught today in Siloam Springs, AR (72761). Came from a bee tree in my neighbor's yard. Heard them buzzing from about fifty feet away and got their in time to watch the cluster form on a branch about 10' off the ground. Snipped the branch and hived them - hoping they stick around!!

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