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    My first call was May 4th and I have captured 3 additional swarms since then with 3 swarms out of the last 3 days. (Whew!)

    LOCATION: Olney, IL (Southern IL)

    WEATHER: Its been around the mid to upper 80's with high to moderate humidity. Lots of sunshine! We have had a cold snap come in this week with temps at night dipping to the mid 40's, so I hope that it will slow the swarm trend for a little. At least until I can get more equipment built!
    Last edited by Hill's Hivery; 03-31-2008 at 10:14 AM.
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    Smile swarms

    2 swarms collected on 5/12/2007. My own hives had swarm cells 5/07/2007.
    Many of my hives are building up very fast now. All of my big hives looked swarmy 2nd week of May. So far I have got to all of my hives before they were able to swarm. But just when you think you have it all taken care of...........one of them will try something.

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    Default Illinois

    Went on a swarm call today 7/8/07 was a large swarm but probably be a honey eater if the big boys saying holds true .

    Drifter
    Some can learn by others mistakes , others have to whizz on the electric fence for themslves .

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    2ore swarms in last 2 days . One came to my honey house and another on a fence post . Both good size swarms . 7/14/07 mid 80s today . West central illinois .

    Drifter
    Some can learn by others mistakes , others have to whizz on the electric fence for themslves .

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    Default Illinois

    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.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    First swarm of the season!! 2-3 lbs. Greenville,Illinois 62246.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    May 24th, 62305. It was one of mine and settled 40' up in an Oak tree, stayed 4.5 hours and then left.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Discovered a swarm occupied one of the bait boxes 5 June, hadn't checked this box for about a week so I'm not sure how long they've been in residence.

    SW IL 62278, 5 June 14

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    6-16-14 zip 62278 South Western Illinois
    Weather has been rainy most of the week

    Moved a bait box with no activity to where I had captured a swarm earlier this month. Had a small swarm, maybe 2lb, land less than two feet behind my head while trying to install the box; transferred them into the box since it was getting dark. Shocked is an understatement.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I caught a swarm yesterday, 6/17/14 in my backyard in Carpentersville, IL. Temp was in the low 80's, no rain, sunny.

    Source: The NUC I installed on 5/15/14.

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    Default Illinois

    5/1- first swarm of the year. 3lb swarm about 10 feet off the ground in a tree, sunny and 72. Macomb, IL.
    Jordan Ruebush
    Ruebush Apiary

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    First swarm trap of the year officially occupied and bringing in pollen, They were trapped in a 5 frame nuc trap with swarm commander as the lure. An approx 5 lb swarm. Greenville Illinois 62246.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    5-13, Good sized swarm from one of our hives that we just split 11 days ago. 20' up in a Cedar tree. Got them down and hived, we'll see if they stay.
    had to be at least 6 - 7 lb. 70, sunny and a little breezy.
    Last edited by BeePappy; 05-14-2015 at 05:58 AM.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    5-14-15 Caught a swarm in IL zip 62420 (Casey) and got a notification of one the next town over 62442 (Martinsville) but someone else beat me to the punch.
    Last edited by Barry; 02-09-2016 at 01:01 PM.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    West Central IL - 5-17 1:00 p.m. partly sunny, day after big storms. Large 8 LB swarm 25' up in a tree. Can't get to them safely, so will let nature take it's course. Attempting to bait them down. Second swarm on a call. 10 miles away. Volleyball size captured and housed. On a low branch in a neighborhood. Temps in the 70's.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Two nice swarms today, 5/21/2015, both less than 10 feet high. Clear, 75 degrees.
    Southern Illinois

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    May 18 small swarm about the size of a softball
    Sunny 75 degrees, 61455


    May 24 call from business owner for swarm 2 feet off the ground on brick wall picture looked to be around 4-5 pounds. When I arrived someone was there and already had the swarm in a hive body. Partly cloudy 70 degree, 61455 (Macomb)


    May 25 , 3 of 8 swarm traps have swarms in them, 61420. Thanks swarm commander.
    Last edited by Barry; 02-09-2016 at 01:02 PM.
    Jordan Ruebush
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    My hive in Carpentersville, IL swarmed on 6/15/2015.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    My may 1st package that pulled a double deep and started on a super made a practice swarm today so I did a teranov split and cobbled together another box and some frames and set the board they were clustered on in front of the new hive, watched the queen march in - central il

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    Default Illinois

    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.



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    Regards, Barry

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