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  1. #1761
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    May 2012
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    Rockford, MI
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I got a call on a 5 lb. swarm in an apple tree yesterday. These will be a good addition to a weaker (possibly queenless) hive just in time for goldenrod.

  2. #1762
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    Jan 2013
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    New Hampshire, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    8/28 I checked a 10 frame 2 deep hive and found 10 capped queen cells. I thought I was doing a good job keeping an eye on their progress, and had been working on a schedule of every 7 - 10 days.
    This hive definitely looks like they have swarmed. Now I'm hoping we continue to have warm weather for awhile, as I try to decide what to do with what remains of the hive.
    Any suggestion ?

  3. #1763
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    Apr 2013
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    Rogue River, OR
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Itty bitty swarm in tree above the hives today (9/2)-- gonna guess it's from one of the seven hives below it. We're not sure which right now. Softball sized ball, pretty tiger striped queen, about a frame and a half of bees. Put them into a nuc, donated some stores, a frame of open and capped brood and an empty drawn frame with a couple naked frames for them. They seem to be content. Feeding them along with the other hives.

    Now to figure out which hive threw them and see what their queen situation is.

  4. #1764
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    Apr 2013
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    Rogue River, OR
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    Thumbs Up Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Quote Originally Posted by dixieswife View Post
    Itty bitty swarm in tree above the hives today (9/2)-- gonna guess it's from one of the seven hives below it. We're not sure which right now. Softball sized ball, pretty tiger striped queen, about a frame and a half of bees. Put them into a nuc, donated some stores, a frame of open and capped brood and an empty drawn frame with a couple naked frames for them. They seem to be content. Feeding them along with the other hives.

    Now to figure out which hive threw them and see what their queen situation is.
    I don't think one of our hives threw them afterall. All queens are accounted for and she doesn't really "look" like she came from here. They are settling in and drawing comb from syrup. We'll see how they do!

  5. #1765
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    Oct 2014
    Location
    Henry Co. Virginia USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Fieldale VA 24089
    Probably swarmed about 2 wks ago.
    had built comb on tree branch with a few capped brood upon discovery 9/16/15
    Cut down, put in box.. abandoned.

  6. #1766
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    Jul 2014
    Location
    Moss Point, Mississippi
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Gautier, MS.

    86 outside today. BEAUTIFUL DAY!


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