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  1. #121
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    Wrong thred
    Last edited by Michael Bush; 04-08-2009 at 05:30 PM. Reason: Wrong thread
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 41y 200h 38yTF

  2. #122
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    Default VERY large swarm 3-6-09

    Between two wooden fences, several races of bees?, and several clusters. Barely fit into a deep with seven frames, due to room. Also took a lot of stings for a swarm/swarms? Already ready for another deep? I need a beevac!!!
    Tulsa ok 74145 Warm, but was starting to get cold.

  3. #123
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    Nice swarm found today 4-9-09 in peach orchard. Weather nice around 70 . 38863

  4. #124
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    Large swarm in fruit tree April 05. Tulare county Calif.

  5. #125
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    Four swarms today. Captured three in apple orchard. Had call on another but they entered the wall of a home before I could get to them. 38863 & 38871

  6. #126
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    4/10/09 large swarm, flew away after several hours


    4/17/09 another large swarm! we captured this one!

  7. #127
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    Bait hives filled this week:
    2 - 94402
    1 - 94010
    1 - 94062
    1 - 94027
    1 - 94063
    All small swarms.

    swarm caught 94402

  8. #128
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    I got one move into a stored hive Yesterday. 4/16/09
    I saw a swarm 10 days ago (4/6/09) flying around a neighbors yard but they were gone by the time I walked around to see what they were doing.


    area 85008

  9. #129
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    swarm we captured today


  10. #130
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    Default 67445

    My number 1 hive swarmed today. Landed 8 feet up in a tree on my property, so I sprayed them with syrup, brushed them into a 5 gal. pail and dumped them onto comb and honey. Hope I didn't crush the queen when I closed up the hive, but bees went in for dark. Estimate 5 to 6 pounds of bees (Visually, bout twice the size of a three pound package)
    4/18/09

  11. #131
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    Default 29340

    I captured this one on 4-17-09. My fourth this year.



  12. #132
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    Default 74145

    3/17 large swarm silver maple branch 6ft

    3/17 small swarm eve of home

    3/18 large swarm15ft silver maple branch

    off and on rain on all three swarms all different locations

  13. #133
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    Didn't I see that on YouTube last night?

  14. #134
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    Default Hived a swarm in Hillsborough, NC on 4/17/09

    One of my hives swarmed on Friday. I have had mixed luck keeping a swarm and can use some advice on this one. Fortunately I had an empty hive body with foundation all ready. I cut the swarm loose from the tree branch and dropped it in a screened box and covered it. I then turned it upside down (screen side on top) on my hive body and pulled the divider out. The hive bottom had a stopper so the bees couldn't get out. I covered the hive with a hive top and moved it 1/2 a mile away and after 24 hours took the stopper out. Bees seem to be staying in it so far, but when I open the top, there is still a big cluster of bees up at the top on the screen. What is the best way to get them to move down into the hive body so I can remove the screen box and get the branches out? And - what should I do with my next swarm?

  15. #135
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    Quote Originally Posted by lupester View Post
    I have multiple exterminators and one city animal control on the lookout for me in the D/FW area but I have not heard of any swarms. Is our cool weather at night holding the bees from swarming. Anyone in DFW seeing swarms? Any education would be appreciated.
    I have caught 3. All in the last 10 days.
    Chuck Norris has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead it is just afraid to move.

  16. #136
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    Average size swarm on 4-20-09 at 27514.

  17. #137
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    4-24-09
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    Three+ pounds on the gearbox of a wheel roll.

  18. #138
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    Cedar Hill Mo, 2 1/2- 3 lbs in a cedar fence row 4-23-08

  19. #139
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    one of my hives swarmed today, April 26

  20. #140
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    Default Swarm Dates

    Quote Originally Posted by USCBeeMan View Post
    4/22 - Nashville, got a call today and got a swarm around 3 pounds of bees.

    4/22 - Huge swarm in a Magnolia on the edge of my property and my neighbors. He has 1 small hive and I have around 7. Think they swarmed from by largest hive this AM. Anyway it must have 10 pounds of bees. Put most of them in a 8-frame high body. Left hive by the tree. Looked late this evening and the swarm size is really large again in the tree. Not sure if the bees came back out of the hive. I saw a lot of them going into the hive earlier. Is it possible that there is more than 1 queen in this huge swarm?

    4/22 - Got a call for another swarm in Nashville while going to the swarm mentioned above. Bees almost on the ground. Can't go. Gave the name of another beek and he turned the swarm down. Said to far to go for a small swarm.

    4/22 - Got a call from the same guy in Smyrna that I retriived a swarm from yesterday (4/21). This is the 4th swarm starting on Easter! He says that he now doesn't see any activity in the "bee holes" up in the dying tree. Will try and go back and get this swarm too! Could all of the bees be swarming out of the tree for some reason??
    4/25 - Of four hives during the winter I lost one which was expected. Planned to get another to replace it. Did check the hive boxes and found some capped honey, some dead bees on the bottom board and what lookes like sightseeing bees. Found dead SHB on the sticky board, cleaned them and found more. Decided to start mowing across the front of the hives and by the time I got the tractor going I found a large cloud of bees in fron of the abandoned hive. By nightfall, about two hours, they were all in the hive. This morning checked and they look like Russians. Beautifull girls and they were fed this morning. So far so good. This is the first time and then they just went in a hive by themselves, now that I consider big luck and I am very happy. Take care and have fun. Area code 40514

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