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  1. #1121
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    sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, india
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    saw few swarms in the last couple of weeks....

  2. #1122
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    1st swarm of the year 2-3 lbs on a rock saw queen looks to be virgin sunny 65 and slight breeze this is a feral swarm home owner said he saw a swarm a week ago that was 2 times the size of this swarm

  3. #1123
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    Elizabeth, WV, USA
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    First swarm for us this year. In my daughter's backyard in the middle of town in Marietta, OH. It was soccer ball sized (maybe 6lbs). The weather was 57 degrees, misty rain off/on all day with a little wind. It was in a mulberry tree approximately 8 to 9 ft off the ground.

  4. #1124
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    2 Swarms. One 2 days ago downtown columbus 6" off the ground and One today in Mansfield Oh 16-18' up in a maple tree. Both were 2-5 lbs of bees

  5. #1125
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    Albuquerque, New Mexico
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got my 4th swarm call today in Westside of Albuquerque. Two clusters in a Sycamore tree. 9 feet and 12 feet up. Beautiful warm, sunny weather.

  6. #1126
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    Calhoun Co, Texas, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Picked up a nice swarm in a 6' tall landscaping tree right outside the front door of a construction company today. Location: Corpus Christi, TX 78415 USDA Zone 9A


  7. #1127
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    Nueces, TX, USA
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    robherc: is that mine? j/k I had a hive swarm yesterday but I'm 78418

  8. #1128
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    Town of West Monroe, Oswego County, New York, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Swarm moved into my single deep trap at 12pm today. Only put it out yesterday. Approx. size of a volleyball.
    Syracuse, NY 13210 USDA zone 5B
    downsized_0419021225.jpg
    Last edited by jhirsche; 04-20-2012 at 12:02 PM.

  9. #1129
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    Callaway, Missouri, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Had a very small swarm on the ground today about three foot in front of one of my hives. I wasn't even sure it was a swarm until I sifted through it and found the queen. I gave em a frame of honey, pollen and some nurse bees from the hive I think they came from in a nuc but as swarms go it was the most pathetic attempt I have ever seen. I would say it was about the size of a small salad plate on the ground maybe three layers of bees thick.

    Was 80 degrees today and sunny. Middle Missouri location

  10. #1130
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    Frankfort, Ohio
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    First swarm call of the year. Pineapple sized. 45628

  11. #1131
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    New Windsor MD USA
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    Two swarms....New Windsor MD....one a hive of mine....both ground swarms

  12. #1132
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    West Point CA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    BeeGhost,

    Was that Stockton swarm on Grouse Run Dr in Stockton?

    If it was how much did it weigh?

  13. #1133
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    Calhoun Co, Texas, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    UPDATE: Apparently while I was busy with the swarm I already listed, there were 2 swarms (one about that size, and the other almost twice as large...supposedly) that came to rest on the wall of a church about 10miles South of there. Unfortunately, by time I was called & got back down to Corpus, they'd both moved on.
    So that makes 3 swarms in one day for Corpus Christi...and that's just the ones I got called for!

  14. #1134
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    Macoupin,Illinois,USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    huge swarm 4/12/12 central Illinois,springfield area

  15. #1135
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    Smile Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    First swarm call for the season for me yesterday with a successful pick up in Livingston, NY 12534. 3-4# Italians on a lilac bush.

    They are working hard today!

  16. #1136
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    Swarm call for Fort Lee in Bergen County NJ yesterday. Small one.

    JG

  17. #1137
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    Swarm off my own bees today, April 20th 2012. Football size cloudy 73 degrees bout 10 ft up a plum tree. central N.C. OTW to get um now
    Last edited by randyyan; 04-20-2012 at 04:26 PM.

  18. #1138
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Three swarms off my own bees on Monday, April 16, here in Linden, VA -- one three-pounder and two one-pounders. I was telecommuting, so I was able to catch them. Phew! My bees have never swarmed this early. And I'm already maxed out on equipment despite building up a healthy surplus over the winter. Will be building new boxes and frames this weekend.

  19. #1139
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    2nd swarm same location as wednesday 45640 sunny 77

  20. #1140
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    Murfreesboro, TN, USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Found a very large swarm hanging from one of my top bar hives yesterday, 4/19/2012, in Murfreesboro, TN.

    I brushed it into an empty Lang box that was ready to be put to use. I checked on it several times today and this afternoon around saw what looked like all the bees take off into the wild blue yonder. About 30 minutes later a huge pile of bees was on the ground in front of the box, but no bees were left inside it. So I guess the swarm from yesterday split into two swarms.

    Anyway, I put a cardboard box with LGO in it upside down on top of the pile of bees in the grass. While I was waiting to see if they would go up into the box, I opened a TBH and found a comb of new eggs. I cut it up to fit into two frames, put the two frames into the Lang box, dumped the now full cardboard box of bees into the Lang box and they seemed to be content to stay there. They started fanning so I guess I got the queen, but I couldn't see her. A large number of bees were still on the ground so I put the cardboard box back over them, caught some more, and dumped them into the Lang as well. Hopefully, they'll stay this time.

    If you're interested, yesterday's catch is linked here, and here and when I finish this post, I plan to upload a video of today's events.

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