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  1. #461
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    8-27-08 12546

  2. #462
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    Small swarm in an apple tree

    8-30-08 Oak Hill, OH 45656

  3. #463
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    small swarm into a Hemlock tree. 1st year hive that had superseded queen
    Aug 21, 2008 03467
    Last edited by Eyeshooter; 08-31-2008 at 05:23 PM. Reason: more info
    7 yrs, 6 hives, TF for 6 years, small cell, moved to OAV this fall.
    www.honeymeadowfarm.com, www.nhbees.wordpress.com

  4. #464
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    Hebron, New York, USA
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    9/3/08
    soccer ball size swarm in an apple tree.
    Hebron, New York 12832
    Last edited by HoneyMaple; 09-03-2008 at 05:26 PM. Reason: forgot date

  5. #465
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    Smile Very small swarm

    September 04, 2008
    We now have a good goldenrod flow.

    Zip 16262
    "Younz" have a great day, I will.

  6. #466

    Default swarms

    3 calls!
    2 were in the house by the time they called me?
    1 was an old hive that needed a cut out.
    bob evans

  7. #467

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    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806

    Swarm captured Sept. 06, 2008 in banana magnolia (Michelia figo).

    Small, maybe 1.5 lb swarm at my home. Hived in nuc.

    Sept. 8th. inspection I found queen laying. Gustav likely caused them to swarm from their orignal feral colony.
    James Henderson
    Golden Delight Honey; 225-803-5406 (cell)

  8. #468
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    Default If this really was a swarm.

    10pm at night on Friday September 19th at a hotel in Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128

    Tuesday 23rd, another good sized, 18" off the ground on trunk of a small palm tree, 92064
    Last edited by geoffkb; 09-24-2008 at 07:42 AM.
    http://bees-on-the-net.com/bs
    Bees give me a buzz!

  9. #469
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    Italians In my backyard- small swarm about the size of a flattened volley ball, 23139. Housed them in a single deep.

  10. #470
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    I captured a small swarm of feral bees that balled up in a cedar tree near my hives last Saturday. They were trying to rob my hives.

  11. #471
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    Vista,California,USA
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    10/21/08
    Caught one last night up in an eve (thanks to my beevac). It was about the size of a volleyball. Hived them in a nuc. I"m gonna have to go wild on feeding them for them to make it!

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    I caught a swarm on10-24-08 here the other day here in SE. GA.it has not gotten too cold here yet in the 70s 80s.

  13. #473
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    Default Is this the last swarm of 2008?

    I collected a small swarm from an olive tree on Sunday 21st, the winter solstice!

    I know our climate in San Diego is mild, but the first day of winter?

    Geoff
    Last edited by geoffkb; 01-21-2009 at 11:58 AM.
    http://bees-on-the-net.com/bs
    Bees give me a buzz!

  14. #474
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    I was hanging out with FATBEEMAN (1/23/09) today in Lula,Ga. and we hived a small swarm on the side of his workshop. It was a clear 65 degree winter day. I got a stinger to the inside of my right nostril

  15. #475
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    STOP!!
    you're making us all jealous

    Dave

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    I have a hive swarming right now

  17. #477
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    Murfreesboro, TN, USA
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    Question

    Are these swarms coming out of your own hives or some that have been reported and you have retrieved? Are you using lures to find/capture swarms this late in the year?
    De Colores,
    Ken

  18. #478
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    Default A first for me

    Yesterday, 23Feb09, I was out watching the traffic at the entrances to my hives, when I noticed a swarm was arriving from the Northwest - from beyond my own apiaries and clustering on the back of a hive. It was a modest size swarm, enough bees to cover five medium frames in the empty nuc I hived them in. What was best about the bees in this swarm - they were golden, Cordovan Italians, lots of all-golden drones, about 80% golden Cordovan workers, but I haven't spotted the queen yet. Later today, just before dark, I plan to check on them to locate their queen. If they are even still in the nuc it will be the first swarm I've managed to "hive" in the past eight years.

    I guess those dozen or so Cordovan queens I had been raising a few years ago and attempting to get mated in mini-mating nucs may have become viable colonies. They all had absconded from those nucs, with their bees, on their mating flights. This was my first sign that any of them had survived. A very pleasant surprise.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
    Joseph Clemens -- Website Under Constructioni

  19. #479
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    Yaaah! I just came in from checking the queen in my newly hived swarm, not only is she a young Cordovan-Italian, but the swarm hasn't abandoned the nuc.

    Fortunately, even if she's only mated with wild-type drones (drones other than Cordovan drones), all her drones will be pure Cordovan-Italian and she can be a good drone source, and her workers and queens will carry one of the genes for Cordovan.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
    Joseph Clemens -- Website Under Constructioni

  20. #480
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    1st swarm of 2009 http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxiceph...iImN7ggOzAvgE#

    Was not my own, but from a feral colony, most likely as it was in the city.


    ...JP

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