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  1. #2121
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    Jun 2015
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    Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Was working in the garden picking arugula seeds when a small swarm buzzed right over me headed south - close enough that I ducked! Didn't have my glasses on so don't know which way they ultimately went.

    I checked on my girls and everything seemed normal, but, they could still have come from my hive. Or, they may have come from one of the several neighbors who have bees. A check this weekend will hopefully tell.

    Date: 08.01.15
    Zip: 86338
    Location: Yavapai County, Arizona

  2. #2122
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    May 2015
    Location
    Livingston,tx
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught 2 swarms this year. 1st on 4-11-15. They didn't make it. 2nd swarm caught on 5-17-15. They are doing great. Both caught in baited swarm traps.
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  3. #2123
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    Jun 2013
    Location
    Middleville, Michigan
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got a call this afternoon from a man in Shelbyville. Said there was a swarm on the overhang from his two story house. Since it is kind of late for swarms in michigan I asked if he could send pics. Wow went over there about 4 to 5 pound of bees. Swept them in box and let sit with hole towards bottom of box and the rest marched in. This is good because I have a queenless hive now I will just combine the two. All ot of equipment this year. Started with 4 of my own hives now have 23 hives from all the swarms, trapouts, cutouts and splits. Now to get them through winter so I can split some hives next spring and sell the nucs.

  4. #2124
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Brookville, PA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I was out in the yard today and could hear a "roaring". When down towards the bees, and they were flying all over and congegrating on a branch. Big swarm. I came into the house and went back out and could hear the "roaring" again. The swarm isn't there on the branch and are flying all over. I go and look at the hives, and the one they are pouring back into.
    I waited for them to swarm again, but they didn't. Odd.

  5. #2125
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    May 2012
    Location
    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.

  6. #2126
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    New Hampshire, USA
    Posts
    24

    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 ?

  7. #2127
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    Apr 2013
    Location
    Rogue River, OR
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    44

    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.

  8. #2128
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    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!

  9. #2129
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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.

  10. #2130

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    Sydney Australia caught 3-Oct-2015
    Clear and sunny About 23C 07:00am
    Size = 2 Basketballs size
    Easily shook into a box from a small bush

    -= The Urban Beekeeper =-
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/chieftanzzz

  11. #2131
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    Jul 2014
    Location
    Moss Point, Mississippi
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    Gautier, MS.

    86 outside today. BEAUTIFUL DAY!


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