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  1. #1621
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    Nov 2008
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    Nowthen,Minnesota, USA
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    6/15/13
    Early evening
    Andover, MN 55304

    A local farmer called to report that there were a bunch of bees going crazy near a small spruce tree. We couldn't get there that evening but drove out there the next day around noon. The bees were still on the spruce. They were clustered about 3 feet off of the ground. A quick shake and they were mine.
    -Phil Domeier
    www.nowthenhoney.com

  2. #1622
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    Mar 2010
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    GRAND JUNCTION COLORADO
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    3lb swarm from my own hive.in box and happy.for now!
    81505,full sun 95deg.not one sting.
    Grand junction colorado.gota love free bees!

  3. #1623
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    Jan 2012
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    Liberty, Indiana, USA
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    Picked up 5 this week in traps. 1 on 6/17, 2 on 6/18, and 2 on 6/21. Just needed a little heat. Near Liberty, IN.
    Jason Bruns
    LetMBee.com YouTube

  4. #1624
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    Aug 2009
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    Upperco, Maryland, USA
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    Upperco Maryland 21155

    Swarms: May 27th escaped capture, June 10th Caught, June 16th Caught. One hive swarmed earlier in May but at a beeyard I do not get to very often so I do not when exactly--but probably the first week of May.

  5. #1625
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    May 2011
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    avoca, wisconsin
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    14

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    June 23
    Partly cloudy
    Humid
    87*

  6. #1626
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    Jun 2013
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    Pfafftown, NC
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    131

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

  7. #1627
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    Jan 2013
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    Larimer County, CO
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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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    I'm the dude, so that's what you call me.

  8. #1628
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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 !!!

  9. #1629
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    Apr 2013
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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!

  10. #1630
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    Oct 2012
    Location
    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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  11. #1631

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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!

  12. #1632

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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

  13. #1633
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    Apr 2013
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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

  14. #1634
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    Apr 2009
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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.

  15. #1635
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    Lewiston, MI, USA
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    Caught a swarm from one of my hives on June 22.

  16. #1636
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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.

  17. #1637
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    Jun 2010
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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

  18. #1638
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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.

  19. #1639
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    Jan 2011
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    Downingtown, PA
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    Caught swarm in Indiana PA this week - 15701

  20. #1640
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    Olympia, Washington
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    Collected swarm Saturday, 6/29 from shopping cart in supermarket parking lot

    in Elmira, NY

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