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  1. #1
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    Default Ontario

    one of mine went today july 12/09

  2. #2
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    caledon ontario canada
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    hive full august 10. august 13, looked like half bees were gone. not to traphive or to empty- just gone.
    they were a small nuc installed june 4 2011 and built up like crazy.
    southern ontario, a little north of toronto
    "when the student is ready,the teacher will appear"

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    One of my hives swarmed yesterday. it only moved 2 feet from the hive and lay there on the ground. Most of them moved into a nuc box that i had handy, but I could not see the queen. i gave them some sugar syrup and I'll check it again tomorrow. Location Strathroy Ontario.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    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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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Sept 1st 2013...
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    At least I got them back...

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Windsor, Ontario. Got a call from someone who found me on Beesource. Small swarm, probably a couple pounds. Found 2-3 queens that look like virgins so probably an afterswarm. Added frame of brood, hopefully they stay put.

  7. #7
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    Default Ontario

    What is needed:


    • zip code, city or county
    • date when the bees swarmed or when you found the swarm.
    • comments - example: if the swarm came from your hive, or if you were called to pick up a swarm, how long was it there. This is not for cutouts unless the bees just took up residence and are not established. It would also be great to include a small photo of the swarm.



    This forum is not for general discussion.
    Regards, Barry

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Ontario

    May 26th
    Centre Wellington County (north of Guelph), ON
    1 - Had a swarm trap up for one week, found them yesterday bringing in pollen.
    2 - Another trap put up only 24 hours earlier had a swarm moving in when I checked yesterday. They were inside after dark so I consider them caught.

    I have no hives at either of these locations.
    Not even the end of May and already 2/4 on my swarm traps.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Ontario

    June 29 2016
    London ON
    There is a swarm of bees in the trees on the farm where my hives are located. I don't think they're mine...I just did an inspection less than a week ago and saw no signs of queen cups. Our two hives were just started last month from nucs. They are probably from another farm that has quite a collection of hives, about 500m from where the swarm is located. Free bees! :-)

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