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  1. #81

    Cool

    Bee's just started swarming here 7/1/08, I had one hugh swarm, thay left after hived one day. Then my bee's I installed in april in a Warre hive swarmed, at least 40,000 strong, half gone now. They went over to my nieghbors empty hive box's and took up residence. Oh well there will be more soon to try and catch.

    IHS/cdc

  2. #82
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    Lee Center, NY
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    Huge swarm came flying in about 4:00 PM and settled into an empty hive about a 100 feet out in front of the small yard I have. I don't know where they came from but it wasn't my hives. May be ferel but I suspect they may have come from a small yard about a mile south of me. This is the first swarm I've seen or heard of in this area which is in the northern part of Oneida county, NY.

  3. #83
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    May 2008
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    Durango, Colorado
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    Big Grin removed a swarm yesterday

    Got a call that a "ton of bees" were flying around the callers home and she wanted them gone. The bees began entering a large screened vent in the foundation and she was sure they had just arrived. Turned out they had only one 6x6 comb and two 1x1 combs built when I removed them from between floor joists the following evening. Estimated 6-7 lbs of very docile golden colored bees removed and now happily in residence in one of my hives.
    Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Proverbs 4:7

  4. #84
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    Jun 2008
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    Lapel, IN USA
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    I just picked one up yesterday in Cicero, IN

  5. #85
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    North Bend, OH, USA
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    Location: North Bend, Ohio, Southwestern Ohio
    First Swarm Call: May 11
    Last Swarm Call: June 25

    I was told by my Bee Club that swarm season in this region is normally 2 weeks before and after Mother's Day. I think because of lots of rain and cool temperatures this year was either extended or pushed back a bit.

    A half of my swarm calls (5 of 10) were clusters that had been caught out in inclement weather and clustered for at least 24 hours.
    Richard
    Carriage House Farm, North Bend, Ohio

  6. #86
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    Default swarms

    I live in South Carolina. I had a swarm in May, I don't remember the date, its building to a strong hive. I had two swarms that I caught this month one Friday th 25th.

  7. #87
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    I can't remember if I posted this earlier or not!

    6/6/2008: Hive swarmed, landed in small tree. I'm short on equipment, so I gave swarm to a nearby beekeeper.

    6/9/2008: Same hive swarmed again! This one went to the top of a tall arborvitae, then on to places unknown.

    Lake City, PA (16423)
    “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” -Henry David Thoreau

  8. #88
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    athens,georgia,usa
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    New to site and beekeeping caught my first swarm on 7/18/08 in a birdhouse my front yard. I have moved them to a box i think it well workout better.

  9. #89
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    Jun 2008
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    Hello everyone,

    I hope its of an intrest to know the swarming dates in my area, my first ever swarm was caught on the 3rd week of April, this had introduced me to the facinating hooby, i nstalled that swarm in a Lang hive, and kept at my back yard, This year i made a split, ,and installed it in TBh.
    Now iam running 2 hives, and tryin to learn as much as i can about bees.

    In General in my Area swarming start as early as beginning of february untill the end of April.

    LBK
    SEddig

  10. #90
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    Default swarms?

    29651 8/10/2008 I had a couple of hives open today and it seems like a strong hive swarmed into a weaker one. I guess the new queen will kill the old queen, I will know because the old queen is clipped. This is the second time I had a swarm when I had a hive open. Today I thought they were robbing so I put an entrance reducer in front of the weak hive and they bearded in front of the hive. Any body else have something like this happen while a hive was open?

  11. #91
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    Kayaxi did you bait the the box with anything like swarm lure or bee charm??

  12. #92
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    Altamont, NY
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    Default My first swarm... and now third hive!

    I'm a first year beek and just got a call from a friend of mine who works at our High School. They had a swarm land in one of their gardens.

    So, with a medium, a couple pieces of plywood, my jacket, and some straps I headed over. It was very easy since it was hanging just above the ground. I was able to round up the majority of the bees (went back a second time to pick up a few hundred more). I took them home and setup a makeshift hive. Tomorrow I'll have more time to figure it all out and setup my third hive.

    What a great hobby!
    Keith

  13. #93
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    Lapel, IN USA
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    Picked up a swarm 8-12-08 in Middletown, IN

  14. #94
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    One of my hives swarmed on 8-14-2008 here in Larsen WI. Have no idea how they think they will have time to build up before winter..... will probably combine them in with a weaker hive later in the fall.

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    Toledo, Washington, USA
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    Southwest Washington State:
    This year the bees semi-swarmed in late May, and split and swarmed in mid to late Jun. just before the floods in Mississippi last year.

  16. #96
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    Collected a football sized swarm on August 16th.

  17. #97
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    Aug 2008
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    Newark Valley, New York, USA
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    Lightbulb Swarm Today

    Weather: Clear blue sky - up to the 80's
    Time: 11.00am
    Where - To: Back garden to Lilac Tree
    Zip: 13811
    First Swarm - caught them, and placed in 2nd hive, where they have since settled. This is my first Bee Year - brought the Nucs on June 4th of this year.
    Was a large ball about the size of a Rugby ball.

    'Light'

  18. #98
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    Aug 2003
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    Saint Charles Illinois
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    Default swarm zip code 60175

    Football sized swarm 10 feet of the ground in pine tree collected 8/25/08 .

  19. #99
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    Union Kentucky
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    Default Caught my bees swarming.

    My Bees swarmed on August 24th 2008 in Northern Kentucky area.
    First year bee keeping.
    1. Lesson learned don't continue feeding a new hive all summer.

    When I checked after the swarm they had almost completely filled up 2 large broad boxes. That's why they swarmed. ( I think )

    2. Always have an extra hive ready to catch your swarm or someones elses.
    Lucky I had an extra one and was able to catch them, also lucky I found them in a tree in my yard on a Sunday morning when I was home.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/2728832...45776/sizes/l/

    Bruce

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    Mar 2008
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    Ocala, FL
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    Default Swarm zip code 34482

    Large swarm on 8-19-08.

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