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  1. #901
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Two more swarms, that's four in four days!!!

    Yesterday 4:30 pm Odessa Missouri 64076 2-3 lb

    Today got a call, swarm had been there a couple of days. It had stared to build comb under the eave of the house. 5 miles NNW of Kingsville Missouri 64061 3-4 lb
    4 seasons 19 Hives-Camp Branch Bee Ranch. Est 2009
    "I am a nobody; nobody is perfect, and therefore I am perfect."

  2. #902
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    5-25-10
    First call of the season. Cool spring.
    I suspect it's from a feral colony in a cottonwood tree that's only yards from the swarm.
    Clustered on tamarisk branch 4' off ground. 4 lbs.
    87401
    Nobody ruins my day without my permission, and I refuse to grant it...

  3. #903
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    2nd Swarm call this year. Nice size swarm they had actually moved into an overhang of a garage about twelve feet up with easy access. Extremely gentle bees, no stings or headbutts.
    About the size of a basketball. We used the beevac and it worked great, very few dead bees. Total time less than an hour.
    Located in Steubenville Ohio.
    Joe and Heidi S.

  4. #904
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    Carson City, Nevada, USA
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    Default Re: How many of you collect multiple swarms

    Quote Originally Posted by LSBees View Post
    Heres a picture of my second set of bench bees, the first on was alot larger but I didnt have the camera.



    I picked up my third swarm at this address within a week. The last one was about the size of a football and was on a low tree branch about 25' away from the others. I cliped the branch placed it in a paper box and all the stargglers walked right in. Are these afterswarms? if so would these be mated or vigin queens?

    Thanks

  5. #905
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    Lewiston, MI, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Hey LSBees. Nice looking swarm. Just out of curiosity, is that a feral hive in the base of that tree in your first pic? My eyes could be playing tricks on me.

  6. #906
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    I don't think so but if I get back there I will take a good look. There is at least one colony about 20 - 25 feet up in that tree and like I said I have picked up 3 good sized swarms (1 being real large) within 25 - 30 ft of this tree all within a weeks time.

  7. #907
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    3rd. Swarm call 5/26/2010. Small size swarm located in a tree about 7 ft. from the ground. Only about a quart or so. They had been there for a little while they had already built some small comb . Located in Boardman, Ohio.
    Enough for a small nuc box.
    Joe and Heidi S.

  8. #908
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    2 separate swarms, easy, low branch, in eastern Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
    Hive both of them, good PR with neighbors.

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  9. #909
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    My nuc swarmed today. Instead of fighting it out one of the queens decided to run. They ended up in a tree 25ft up. I was able to cut the tree down and hive them.

  10. #910
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    5-26-2010
    Small swarm 1-2 lb in a bird feeder
    East Lynne Missouri 64743
    It had been there for 2-3 days and lost a lot of bees in a down pour on Tuesday.

    RKR
    4 seasons 19 Hives-Camp Branch Bee Ranch. Est 2009
    "I am a nobody; nobody is perfect, and therefore I am perfect."

  11. #911
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    May 23. Another swarm. Medium Size Frankfort, Ohio 45628

  12. #912
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    5-26-2010

    Swarm landed in a pile of supers on the back porch. Elderly neighbor lady reported, (like that time a few years ago, sky got darker).

    53051 (S.E. Wisconsin)

    Roland

  13. #913
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    Watched a volleyball-sized swarm today fly from a hive and land about 20 feet away in a desert willow. A fellow beek hived it and took it because I am low on equipment. 4th swarm in my yard this year!
    Canyon, Texas (Near Amarillo in the Panhandle).
    Follow my tweets on Twitter.com @BirdsandBeesMan

  14. #914
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    Caught one last night MAy 28 in Lasalle just South of Winnipeg. Have them boxed, waiting to see if they stay.

  15. #915
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    Boxed a softball-sized swarm this evening in south Amarillo that was hanging over a garage opening. It was after dark when I got there.

    Trying to figure out what I will do with this small swarm.
    Canyon, Texas (Near Amarillo in the Panhandle).
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  16. #916
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    Beautiful Milton, NH
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    Sunday, May 30, 2010 - Milton NH ... Discovered that our hive (the only one of two Russian nucs purchased spring of 2009 that survived the winter) had a swarm in a small tree above the hive today.) Upper 70's to mid 80's. Somewhat windy, but sheltered at the hives. Not overly humid. The quantity of bees would have fit in a gallon bucket. We think we got the queen and a lot of the swarm in another hive, but difficulties with vines in the tree caused us to drop a lot of bees on the ground. Will try to post pics once downloaded.

  17. #917
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    Picked up a very large swarm Friday May 28th.

    Brent
    Sucking the marrow of life doesnt mean choking on the bone...

  18. #918
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    Greenhill, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Greenhill, Nova Scotia, Canada
    larger than a football, smaller than a basketball LOL
    found tonight May 31 around 6:30pm

    one of my hives swarmed either yesterday or today to an apple tree about 20 feet from the hives... actually same tree they went to last year and only a few branches away. Its in a hive for now.
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  19. #919
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    May 2009
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    Harrisburg, PA
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    Default 5 swarms in last 5 weeks.

    We have gathered 5 swarms over the last 5 weeks in fruit trees within 100 feet of our hives. (One 2 days ago and another today.) All seem to be doing VERY WELL INDEED!
    We had all 3 hives survive the winter in strong shape, but even if all 3 swarmed, where did the other 2 swarms come from? Any ideas anyone?

  20. #920
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Picked up 9 swarms in the last 4 days. Most all were good size.
    Windham, ME

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