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  1. #61
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    May 2008
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    Beulah,Michigan,USA
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    Default Swarms Galore!

    This has been a great season for swarm catching in Northwestern Michigan. Over the last week and a half I have caught 9 swarms (and just missed two more). A friend has caught 14. Running out of equipment is a good thing.

    Jason

  2. #62
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    Jul 2007
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    goshen, ma
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    hived one swarm in bloomfield ct today 5-28-08. not sure of zip they had been there since 5-27-08

  3. #63
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    Mar 2008
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    Brazill, Indiana, U.S.
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    Hived my third swarm today. 70's and sun shining. 47803

  4. #64
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    Feb 2008
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    Washington County, Oregon
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    Default Yolo County CA Second round of Swarms

    I have been noticing a second round of swarms starting this week. We had 90 to 100 deg, a week and a half ago, then cool temps in the 60's for a few days with sprinkles. Not to mention a lot of wind with south and then 4 days of north winds with the heat. Now we are in a few 70+ degree days and heading for some cooler weather over the weekend. I have had one swarm occupy a swarm trap yesterday. Yesterday and today I hav noticed scouts staking claim to a nother swarm trap and battling over it. I put up another one right near by and it is already being checked out and occupied during the day.

    Hope this helps.

  5. #65
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    Beulah,Michigan,USA
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    Three more swarms hived today. 5/29/08 49616.
    Great year for getting swarms.

  6. #66
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    Mar 2008
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    Brazill, Indiana, U.S.
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    Found bees in one of my bait boxes this morning 47803

  7. #67
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    May 2008
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    Beulah,Michigan,USA
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    Two swarms hived today. 6/2/08 49684
    Is it just me or is this a heavy swarm year?

  8. #68
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    May 2005
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    Raleigh, North Carolina
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    folks,

    I'm collecting this data here

    http://www.drobbins.net:8080/blooms/new_map.jsp

    please include your zip code and the date of the swarm and some comments in your post
    if you have added it to the database using this link

    http://www.drobbins.net:8080/blooms/add_entry.jsp

    please mention it here so I don't add it again

    thanx
    Dave

  9. #69
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    Feb 2008
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    torrington,ct usa
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    Default just missed

    Away in boston for the weekend only to come back to my neighbor telling me there was a tornado of bees in his back yard. He said they headed to the woods. I looked with no luck. So much for my 5 swarm traps. O well at least the sox won. 95 degrees and humid here.

  10. #70
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    May 2007
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    Agra, OK USA
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    Called evening of June 2, 2008 picked up June 3, 2008
    74860
    Unknown origin
    Medium size on a peach tree

    Called May 31, 2008 picked up June 1, 2008
    74829
    Unknown origin
    Medium size about 1ft from the ground

  11. #71
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    Mar 2008
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    Cameron, MO
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    Default NorthwestMissouri

    Picked up a small swarm from a call friday 6/13. I trapped a swarm in my field today monday6/16 Cameron,MO 64429

  12. #72
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    torrington,ct usa
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    Default woops they did it again.

    Well we sent the nieghbors running again. 6/14 This time I was able to catch them

  13. #73
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    Franklin, IN
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    6/08, 6/09, 6/10/2008. I had seen very little activity around a couple of swarm traps one with draw comb in it. Then I had 2 swarms in my front yard and one call.
    leamon

  14. #74
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    Jul 2007
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    goshen, ma
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    four pound swarm about 8 inches off the ground in hadley, mass

  15. #75
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    Apr 2005
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    Warne, North Carolina
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    Here we go again. I just split this hive 2 weeks or so ago. Oh well.
    ~What do you know there's so much to be done
    Count all the bees in the hive, Chase all the clouds from the sky~

  16. #76
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    Jun 2008
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    Bozeman, MT
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    My bees swarmed 6/26/08. I'm in Bozeman, MT 59715

  17. #77
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    Kennebunk, Maine
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    Dover New Hampshire. This hive was started from a nuc in May. I was there to pull some frames out of the brood box to give to a slower nuc but was too late. Luckily they were low and I had an extra deep and bottom board with me.

  18. #78
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    May 2007
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    Bow, NH
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    At around 10 am this morning one of my hives swarmed. They flew up into a tree around 40 feet up. I couldn't climb up and didn't have a long enough ladder. July 6, 2008.

  19. #79
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    May 2008
    Location
    Durango, Colorado
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    Default Collected feral swarm

    Collected approx 2 lb feral swarm from a homeowners porch at 7 pm last Wednesday. First one this year. Neighbors all watched from a distance, drinking beer and asked lots of questions. Wanted me to bring back a colony to place on their property when I got them going in their new hive.

  20. #80
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    Jul 2008
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    Townsend, Mass
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    Default First Hive Swarm 7/5/08

    This is my first year as keeping bees and half of my hive swarmed about 20 feet up in a tree above their hive Saturday July 5th I'm in Townsend MASS. I managed to attach a bucket to a roof shovel pole via duct tape (love this stuff) and scraped the branch a bunch of times and put the bees into the top hive body with empty frames except two frames in the center. Soon the rest of the straggler bees followed and went back to the hive. Nothing like taking a shower in bees Mind you all this is my first experience with bees. What an experience. Now I need to go into the hive tomorrow and cut out the queen cells to try to encourage these bees to stay.

    I don't understand why they swarmed they only filled out 8 frames out of 10 in the bottom deep hive body and they have not begun to fill the top 10 frame deep super . This hive was a 3lb package installed on April 7th 2008.

    If anyone has any advice at all please let me know as I said I am new at this and will appreciate all your help and support. Thank You

    Eileen Moran

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