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  1. #281
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    Russellville, Alabama
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    Caught a grapefruit size yesterday off the concrete divider of a 4 lane hwy.
    Russellville, Al 35653
    Michael
    2nd year beek, 3 hives!

  2. #282
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    Jan 2008
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    Mount Pleasant, SC, USA
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    Our hive swarmed on Sunday 5/3/09. We caught the swarm in a screened box and released the bees into a nearby forest area.

  3. #283
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    Jan 2009
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    stockton, ca
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    Default late entry

    had one of two hives swarm twice one week apart. the other standing pat. week of 4 2. orange bloom the next week and one full super the week after that. urban backyard hives.

  4. #284
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    Aug 2005
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    Fort Wayne, IN
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    First swarm April 29. Fort Wayne, IN

  5. #285
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    Mar 2006
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    Franklin, IN
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    The hive that swarmed 5/3 swarmed again 5/5. Another hive swarmed 5/5 and again on 5/7.
    zip 46131

  6. #286

    Default Bees in Tree

    Ken, I've seen guys cut the section with the colony and take the whole thing home. Then they put a hive body on top and let the colony expand into it.

    My one experience, the tree with the colony fell on a fence and the cattle were getting out. I cut out the section with the bees and split it open with a wedge. I found a good section of brood and held it in a frame with rubber bands. I set a deep hive body next to the split open section and watched the bees march into the hive. I came back and got them after dark.

    It was fun, but way too much work. You best be suited up well too! I did this when I was 20 years younger and itching to try anything that had to do with bees. Good luck!

  7. #287
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    Mar 2008
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    durham,ct,USA
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    Location: Durham, CT 06422

    First swarm 05-08-2009 13:00 Carnolians - from year old hive
    Second swarm 05-09-2009 14:00 Carnolians - from year old hive

    Weather mid 50's night before w/light rain
    mid 70's day partly cloudy, high humidity.

  8. #288
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    Apr 2007
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    Fairfield, Connecticut
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    Came home from work today and found 2 swarms 15' up above my hives in the mulberry tree. Both about softball size, I cut them down and hived them in my extra equipment. What a rush, my first swarms.
    06825 Fairfield Connecticut. time unknown 5-11-09
    Last edited by GRIMBEE; 05-11-2009 at 07:13 PM.
    If it isn't broken, don't try to fix it. If you build it, they will fill it.

  9. #289
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    Mar 2009
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    Jefferson, Alabama, USA
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    Default 05/05/09 Swarm

    Location: Birmingham, Al 35111
    Date /Time: 05/05/09 10:00 AM
    Weather: Partly Sunny 75 degrees

    Small swarm from my only hive settled in a sweetgum tree about 50' above the hive. Left the next morning before 7:00 AM. They did not take up in the nuc that was set up nearby.
    I 'm not judgmental...... I 'm just unselfish with my knowledge that what you're doing is wrong.

  10. #290
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    Sep 2007
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    Marysville, Ohio
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    Default Groveport Ohio 5-12-09

    I caught a nice swarm in Groveport today. They actually landed yesterday and hung out through the frost last night... It was the biggest swarm I have caught but i dont have a lot to compare to...

  11. #291
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    Apr 2007
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    Fairfield, Connecticut
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    After swarm, 12:00pm noon 5/13/09, Fairfield Ct, 06825
    Came home to another swarm in the same spot as the others in the mullberry tree. All I had to put them in is a cardboard nuc box with 5 frames. 1 plasticell frame and 4 with starter strips. Its all I had. Now I have Zero Equipment for anymore swarms. And I have an extra cardboard nuc full of bees. My swarm splits I did about a month ago are all doing well and Queens laying.
    If it isn't broken, don't try to fix it. If you build it, they will fill it.

  12. #292
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    Cameron, MO
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    Captured 4 swarms in the last week. The weather turned a bit warm and the rain stopped finally. More rain again arghhh

  13. #293
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    Saint Charles Illinois
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    Default swarm zip code 60175

    Large swarm 5/13/09 hanging 15 feet off a roof line. Extra large swarm 5/14/09 5 feet off the ground hanging on tree. Got both moved to my bee yard.

  14. #294
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    Dawson, PA USA
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    5/14/09 Perry Twp. Fayette County, Pennsylvania
    Temps in mid 60s, partly sunny.

    First year beek, first swarm ever tackled. Did it alone cause mentor wasnt around and I couldnt let em go. Went well. Now if they will just stay

  15. #295
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    Newport, New Hampshire, USA
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    5/15/06 03773
    10 AM - 2 football sized swarms from one hive 15 & 20 feet up in a pine tree.
    I put them in 2 separate boxes.

  16. #296
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    Lee Center, NY
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    05-15-09 13363

    Huge swarm started taking up residence in a 5 frame nuke I had setting out back at about 4:45 PM. Getting near dark now, 7:23 PM and they haven't all crammed in the nuc yet. It was really strange because I had just set up the box as a swarm trap and was going to take it several miles down the road and set it out. Well I'll just have to set up another nuc and take it down the road.

  17. #297
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    Jun 2007
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    Southeastern, OH, USA
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    05-15-09 - 2 swarms this evening, both in Hawthorn trees, one from 45640 and the other 45656

  18. #298
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    Apr 2008
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    Madison County, Alabama
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    Default 4 swarms on May 9th and 10th, Virginia 20169

    Pearmund Cellars (google it) off of Georgetown Road had 3 swarms on May 9, 10

    Then off Logmill Road east of Bull Run Mountain, north of 20169, one hefty swarm.

    May 16th, another swarm same place.
    "...the most populous colonies ...are provided by queens ...in the year following their birth." Brother Adam

  19. #299
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    Apr 2009
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    Dawson, PA USA
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    Didnt get it but Bee Inspector called and told me about it.

    Dravosburg, PA. All he said was a nice sized swarm in a back yard. Weather was sunny, with moderate winds. Temps in the low to mid 60s throughtout the day.

  20. #300
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    May 2008
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    Beulah,Michigan,USA
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    Default Four swarms so far....

    I have caught four swarms in Northern Michigan. The first on 5/14, the second on 5/15, and the last two yesterday on 5/17. I have a buddy who has also caught 4 so far. Last year I caught around 14 swarms, and it looks like it may be another year like last.

    I have a job that puts me in orchards all season, so I keep an empty super with frames, top, and bottom board at the ready. Farmers that I work with (I am an agricultural consultant) keep an eye out for me.

    Jason

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