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  1. #2021
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    Pfafftown, NC
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Lost half our bees from a 4/12 Nuc install on 5/21.........Still recovering

  2. #2022
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    just got a call about this swarm. looks like they've built some comb on the side of the house but don't appear to be going into the soffit through the vents. the guy asked that i come back this evening so he could be there to watch. yikes. never had an audience before. hopefully they'll be in their new home at our house tonight.

    ETA they're now in a hive at our house. hope they stay. nice size swarm about the size of a soccer ball probably.

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  3. #2023
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    Aug 2012
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    Kingston Il USA
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    I got swarm today in northern IL. first one of the season here .slow start here we finaly getting things going with warm weather . very poor mating season here . go bees and BLACKHAWKS !!!

  4. #2024
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    Eugene, Oregon USA
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    Just picked up two swarms today! One was a relatively easy cut-out and beevac, the other was in a wood box in the barn--just shook them into my bucket!

  5. #2025
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    Oct 2012
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    Ottawa, ON Canada
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    So, just caught this swarm and, this one, this one…very swarmy weather up here. I started the season with 7/8 hives over wintered. The winter was so cold and long I thought, there wasn't a hope in hell they would winter well so, I ordered 4 nucs. That made 11, I wanted 12 hives and 8 nucs to end the season in the fall. I notice I made a mistake in the math and really wanted 16 hives & 8 nucs. This swarm was hive 31 and according to bee math, …thats just about how many I wanted…yeah, yeah, well, there's a couple old boxes…I have no life...

    My hat goes off to the beeks that catch swarms because, they are a ton of work (some of them anyways). To secure into a new home, I can spend hours trying to get a swarm into a box. For me next year, Bee vac is top of the list. I think of the hours I could have spent making boxes and the other wooden ware. I have blown entire Saturdays, chasing swarms around the yard…

    And now...I think of the threads I have read about swarmy genes, these are all swarms or, swarm cells…apparently, i am schit at making honey but man, can I make bees…

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  6. #2026

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    June 22, 2013. Mattapoisett, MA (02739). I sauntered out to my 3 hives mid-morning (1000h) and as I was walking back noticed a swarm (mine) 15' up in a maple. It covered ~ 3' of branch and was 10-12" deep (hanging) in one part. Had to have been 4-5 lbs. They had ignored a bait hive 40' away. I ran to my truck, grabbed some LGO and ran back to place the bait hive under the swarm - but they were already airborne (!?!?!?) and I watched them fly across my neighbor's yard and over the tree line to the south - poof! I assume they had clustered the day prior and were just warming up - in the morning sun. **** it!

  7. #2027
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    powell wy
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    well it's been a busy month here in nw wyoming , 3rd swarm as of last sat. fella on the edge of town called and said he had a swarm in a chair ???/ went out to look and sure enough, they had moved into an old whiskey barrel chair...... the chair did not survive the bee - ectomy

  8. #2028
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    Roscoe, Illinois, USA
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    Northern IL about 10 miles from Wisconsin. zip code 61073. 6/26/13 caught two swarms this evening. Warm humid day with heavy rains this morning and the last several days.

  9. #2029
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    Oneida County Ny
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    Missed one in an apple tree today by about an hour.... Upstate NY 13308

  10. #2030
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    Twin Cities, MN
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    Two bait hives in burnsville, mn are occupied 6/27. last checked two weeks ago.

  11. #2031
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    Lewiston, MI, USA
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    Caught a swarm from one of my hives on June 22.

  12. #2032
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    Old Town, Maine, USA
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    04468 Old Town, ME Found a swarm hanging in a birch tree about 20 feet from my bee yard. Tried to capture it, but it moved to a maple tree about 60 feet up upon being disturbed. I went through all of my hives today, and see no lack of population anywhere...no idea from whence it came.

  13. #2033
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    Rhinebeck, NY
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    Pretty sure they weren't from any of mine but 24 hours after I swapped out a trap box/nuc 7' up an old maple tree, a swarm moved in (day before yesterday).

    Mike Tuggle -- 12572

  14. #2034
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    Jul 2013
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    Catlett, Virginia, USA
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    We caught a swarm on 06-28 in northern VA. It was hanging out in a 6-foot sapling about 10 feet away from the entrance of the hive it split from.

  15. #2035
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    Downingtown, PA
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    Caught swarm in Indiana PA this week - 15701

  16. #2036
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    Elmira, NY
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    Collected swarm Saturday, 6/29 from shopping cart in supermarket parking lot

    in Elmira, NY

  17. #2037
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    Larimer County, CO
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    caught this package-sized swarm from a fence rail maybe 9" off the ground. slid the box under the cluster and brushed them right into the box. took 10 minutes tops. easy peesy. i want more like this one. they're in a box at home with some window screen over the top for ventilation waiting to go into their new home after dark tonight.

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  18. #2038
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    Roanoke, VA
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    July 4 smith mountain lake, va. Small swarm about a foot off the ground.

  19. #2039
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    May 2011
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    Oswego, NY
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    7/4/13 14:00. Was walking back from my yard and saw a cloud of bees settle in my neighbors tree 10' up. Nuc'd them and selling them to another beek tomorrow.

    Sunny, humid, 81 F
    13126, Oswego, NY

  20. #2040
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    Apr 2009
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    Twin Cities, MN
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    swarm collected 7/5/2013 5-6# Plymouth, MN

    Removal request moved in 7/6/2013 5pm Minneapolis, MN

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