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  1. #701
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    Jun 2008
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    Portland, OR, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    2 swarms in Portland, Oregon today. Both of them were between 3 and 5 feet off the ground. Gigantic!

    Photos here: http://www.facebook.com/beethinking

    Cheers,
    Matt

  2. #702
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    Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    March 27, 2010, at 12:35 pm. Birmingham, Alabama, Zip 35223. Temp 62F, full sun. A three-pound swarm from a hive that itself had been a swarm the year before. It coalesced in a small tree 30 yards from the parent hive, about 12 feet up. I captured the swarm and set it up in a nearby hive box that I had prepared for a package due to be delivered next month.


  3. #703
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    Mar 2010
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    Tylertown, Ms. USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Swarm caught yesterday 3/29 came out of one of my hives. Was walking to it to split it.
    Weather has been in the mid 60's to low 70's night time temps have bee in the low 40's to upper 40's.
    We have a fair amount of floral now.
    They went onto a limb on a large hedge bush not in the swarm traps I have around.

  4. #704
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    May 2007
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    Hays, Kansas, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Siberian Elm 3-08-10
    Soft Maple 3-23-10
    Henbit weed - 3-22-10
    Apricot - 3-30-10


    Hays, Ks. - Center of state

  5. #705
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    Jun 2009
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    Portland, OR
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Picked up one swarm in Portland Oregon on Saturday the 29th. About the size of a soccer ball. In a bush.
    Damian
    Bee Local™ | www.beelocal.com | damian@beelocal.com | Portland, OR

  6. #706
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    Jun 2006
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    Currie, NC
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    12:00 noon ish.....
    75° Clear sunny day
    Near Wilmington,NC
    about 4 lbs swarm from my hive.... got it and put in new hive... with drawn out comb

    man I hope it stays.....
    Steve C.

  7. #707
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    Mar 2010
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    Tylertown, Ms. USA
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    Cool Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Well I caught another swarm today not sure if it was one of my hives or a wild feral. I am starting to get pretty good at catching them but maybe not so good at preventing them, if it was one of mine. I will see in about a week when I inspect the hives. Southwest Mississippi and things are beginning to warm up.

  8. #708
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    Dec 2009
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    Walla, WA, USA
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    Walla Walla WA 3/27/10

  9. #709
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    Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    So far my girls are not trying to swarm....but my stepdaughter just texted me with news of a swarm in a tree at school. Charlotte, NC(just a few minutes from downtown is where her school is), about 12.30. Some lucky beek was already on the scene taking care of business

    If she can ID the tree they were on, I'll update this.

  10. #710
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    Douglasville, Georgia, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Checked 4 swarm traps put out 8 days ago. Three had swarms.

  11. #711
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    Mar 2010
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    Greensburg, Ky.
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    Smile Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Are most of these swarms coming from personally owned hives or a hive that is on the neighbors property next door???.... Waiting for a big ole wild swarm in ky!!

  12. #712
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    VENTURA, California, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Friday, April 02, 2010
    Postal zone 93010, southern California
    I have hived or collected five swarms over the past two weeks.
    We have had some colder weather and a small amount of rain so I expect to see a few more swarms.
    Some swarms were reported the 1st week of March.
    The 80 to 85 degrees F weather plus the hives needed room ,supering, probably contributed to some of the swarms.
    I expect to see more swarms when we get back into the 80's next Wednesday.
    Ernie
    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

  13. #713
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    flowery branch, georgia
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught a large swarm from my hives today. They went 25 yards away and stopped 3 foot high in a leyland cypress. I shook them in to 2 medium deep hive and it was full of bees.

  14. #714
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    Oct 2009
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    Walker County, Texas
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    April 3rd now. Our 2 hives would have swarmed 2 weeks ago but we caught them and did splits and now have 7 hives.
    Before man took over bees there was nature,it did a better job.

  15. #715
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    Mar 2009
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    Concord,North Carolina,USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught a swarm on 4-01-10 on a tree, only had a bucket, and a towel with me. That was fun.

  16. #716
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    Fuquay Varina, NC
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    caught swarm from own apiary on 4/2 in afternoon @ 85 degrees, beautiful day. volleyball size. noticed that swarm cells are being built on bottom deep frames this year compared to between double deeps. I use screened bottoms and leave mite board in until mid april.
    Last edited by shughes; 04-04-2010 at 05:54 AM.
    Hughes Honey Apiary
    http://www.hugheshoney.com

  17. #717
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    Jun 2009
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    Georgetown,S.C. 29440
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Location: Called to Murrels Inlet SC. 25 miles away.
    Weather: Sunny, 76*
    Date; 4-3-10
    Collected about a 4# swarm.

  18. #718

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    Caught a swarm today, 4/5/19, in a swarm trap that was waiting to be put out. Oh well, I'll take it. Postal 78729

    Did a cutout 4/1/10 that had swarm cells. postal 78759

  19. #719
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    Jun 2009
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    Galt, CA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Just got home from capping a swarm on a small tree in Tracy, CA 95304. They landed on Saturday, and the weather kept them down. Sunday was UGLY, wind, rain, cold, you name it!

    Craig

  20. #720
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    Jun 2009
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    Galt, CA
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    Galt, CA 95632. I was getting ready to go to work and showing the wife where I placed the hive I just brought home. From where I was, I could see shadows buzzing around outside the window. I thought it was the new hive getting settled in and learning their new homes location. When I opened the blinds, I saw they were facing my house while flying around, I thought, "why are they looking at my house?" When I looked up at the roof, I got my answer. There was a swarm hanging from my roof. I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS, I have to leave in 15 mins!!! I check the hive I just brough home, they were all still busy and appeared happy, so it wasn't them. I got the ladder and placed it under the swarm, knocked a bunch of bees in a nuc with some frames and placed the hive near where they were hanging. Must have not gotten the queen, cause when I got home the box was empty and they were clustered on the house again. Well, that's the bad news, the good is, tomorrow I get another crack at em!

    Craig

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