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  1. #1
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    Default Swarm calls

    Normally I am getting multiple calls per day by this time to remove swarms here in Indianapolis. No calls at all so far this year. For those of you who take swarms...are you getting the normal number of swarm calls?
    Barry
    KC9TER

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Swarm calls

    Higher than normal this year!
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    Default Re: Swarm calls

    There where a lot of swarms out our way this year also.
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    Dan

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Swarm calls

    None so far - well below normal.
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  5. #5
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    Lake county, Indiana 46408-4109
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    Default Re: Swarm calls

    None here
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  6. #6
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    Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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    Default Re: Swarm calls

    I have only had one so far, and it was a very small swarm, most likely an afterswarm. I think at least here in Indiana we are seeing the late effects of our drought last summer. I had to feed my bees in September to get them through the winter, they had almost no stores at that point in time. I don't think any wild hive was strong enough after that summer last year and the cold long winter to grow to swarm strength.

    Now, my own hives, totally different story...lol so far I have caught 9 swarms from my own hives, and that's after I removed queens and swarm cells. Next year I will be much more aggressive in removing swarm cells earlier.

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