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riverrat
07-15-2007, 12:09 AM
picked up a swarm 7/14/07 a little smaller than a soccerball from the front edge of a 5th wheel camper at wellington lake at wellington kansas 8:30 in the evening swarm was noticed at 5:00 pm temp 89 degrees and humid camper parked about 100 yards from the lake in a row of trees dont know why they chose the camper :D

riverrat
04-14-2008, 04:35 PM
April 14th 2008 first swarm of year in Oxford KS. 67119 2:30 pm out of a double deep 5 frame nuc hive with new queen in august 07 overwintered nuc.

riverrat
04-27-2008, 06:04 PM
basketball size swarm located in a bush in south wichita kansas 4-27-2008 call came in at 2:30. Bill where where you on this one they called but you didn

Swobee
04-27-2008, 08:22 PM
Hays, Ks. Thursday, April 24. I even got to witness them gathering onto a branch- what a spectacular site. It took maybe no more than 10 minutes for the entire swarm to cluster together.

riverrat
05-10-2008, 11:31 AM
picked up a large swarm 20 foot up in a tree 5-9-2008 belle plaine kansas 67152 11.00 in the afternoon

BuzzyBee
04-18-2009, 10:08 PM
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

caryn513
06-06-2009, 04:51 PM
First swarm this season today 6/6 from one of my hives. I inherited it and it has no frames so I let it bee. It swarmed about this time last year. The weather has been sunny and warm here 66850.

Swobee
03-30-2010, 09:01 AM
Siberian Elm 3-08-10
Soft Maple 3-23-10
Henbit weed - 3-22-10
Apricot - 3-30-10


Hays, Ks. - Center of state

Swobee
05-11-2010, 06:13 AM
May 10th - swarm in fruit tree 20' from a feral colony in a large tree.

BuzzyBee
05-15-2010, 04:13 PM
67445

May 12, lost it

D Semple
04-24-2011, 03:31 AM
Kansas City - 66209 - Tree hive, got there just in time to see them leave. Mild Spring this year, great early flow going on.

D Semple
04-29-2011, 10:41 PM
4/29/11 Kansas City
Two calls today, caught one. The one I caught is from a bee tree I've been watching. The other swarm returned to their hive in a soffit, and I imagine they will swarm again tomorrow (I hope).
66062 & 64138. Yeeeha!

D Semple
05-05-2011, 12:23 PM
5/4/11 - Kansas City area

4 Calls

Primaries - 66223, 66209
Secondary - 66062

DCoates took the 4th one for us 64138

D Semple
09-12-2011, 08:51 PM
Kansas City - 2 swarm calls 9/9. Arrived to late on the 1st one, caught the 2nd. Both were from beetrees. Gave the 2 lbs. swarm to a friend that had a queenless hive.

D Semple
04-08-2012, 08:57 PM
Easter Sunday 4/8/12

2 Swarms, both from beetrees

Kansas City suburbs 66062 & 64138

mleck
04-26-2012, 08:33 PM
SE Kansas 4-24-12

D Semple
05-11-2013, 09:13 AM
5/7/13 - Overland Park, KS 66221
5/8/13 - Kansas City, MO 64132
5/8/13 - LaCygne, KS 66057

Little-coyote
05-15-2013, 09:26 AM
Caught a swarm 5/15/13 in southeast Kansas. 66762

D Semple
04-28-2014, 08:13 AM
4 last week around the Kansas City area 64103, 1 from a managed colony the other 3 were tree bees. 1 of which was **** grouchy when I inadvertently (while standing on my tip toes) dropped them on my own head.

jwhiteker
05-01-2014, 07:57 PM
Grabbed two today around 3pm here in the Wichita, KS area. Such a beautiful day, and very gentle and cooperative swarm grabs. Reminds me why I keep bees. God is good!

- John

CreamPuffFarm
06-04-2014, 10:41 AM
First swarm - 5/23, found it about 5:00 pm in a small Oak tree.
Weather: Impending storm, thundering in the distance.
Second swarm - 5/25, found them in the apple tree about 4:00 pm.
Weather: Impending rain clouds on the horizon.
Third swarm - 5/27, found them in a four foot tall cedar tree, about 7:00 pm
Weather: Clear and warm.
All were caught and hived by us or a friend.
I have every reason to believe they came from our 1 overwintered hive, that we had already split on 4/11.
Location: NE Kansas

bbruff22
06-21-2014, 08:33 AM
Swarm date 6/8/14 - one of my bee packages hived this year, the temp was in the 80s...I was able to cut and retrieve the limb and rehive them in a new hive body. They are building out comb and doing well as of today.

Tim KS
03-31-2015, 01:06 PM
April 31, 2015.....caught my first swarm this morning. Southcentral Kansas (near Wichita). I thought this was pretty early in the year for my area. First pic...swarm hanging from hammock with many more on the ground. 2nd pic....dropped about a third of them into a hive box and the rest raced for the entrance. 3rd pic....after about 10 minutes, most were inside set up housekeeping. :thumbsup:

Tim KS
04-08-2015, 08:04 AM
April 31, 2015.....caught my first swarm this morning. Southcentral Kansas (near Wichita). I thought this was pretty early in the year for my area. First pic...swarm hanging from hammock with many more on the ground. 2nd pic....dropped about a third of them into a hive box and the rest raced for the entrance. 3rd pic....after about 10 minutes, most were inside set up housekeeping. :thumbsup:

Oh crud, I put April 31.....? April only has 30 days and it's only the beginning of April. Sorry, in my excitement I meant to put March 31, 2015.

CreamPuffFarm
04-18-2015, 08:14 PM
4/18/15 - found a swarm presumably from 1 of our 3 hives about 25' from existing hives in a cedar tree. A nice large swarm we were able to put in a box fairly easily. Weather was thunderstorm overnight before and into late morning. Skies had cleared by noon and we found this at about 5:30-ish.
NE Kansas.

D Semple
04-20-2015, 07:01 AM
66013 Stillwell, KS (South edge of Kansas City) 4-17-15 - Tree bees

Had a couple other calls the same day that I couldn't get to.

Don

bbruff22
05-13-2015, 07:46 PM
5/10, Lawrence KS, I found a medium size swarm down by my hives, only 5 ft or so off the ground, in a cedar tree. It had just got done raining. I've still got them hived so I think I have them at this point. I don't think the swarm was issued from any of my hives.

Tom Maue
05-15-2015, 10:02 AM
5/15/15 66401 Captured 2 swarms this morning. One 20' feet up above my hives and another on a tree limb 5' feet up and 20 yards from my hives. The taller ones were from a hive that had 2 recently hatched queen cells. The lower one looks like it was from a nuke I queened a month ago and had just moved into 2 deeps Monday.

bbruff22
06-22-2015, 09:48 PM
Two swarms today, 6/22, one high in my cedar tree, one low in the same tree...likely both from my hives, but I've not been able to determine that yet. I've been concerned about being nectar/honey bound in a few of my hives. We'll know more tomorrow. I got them both for now, but that may or may not take.

Barry
02-09-2016, 10:49 AM
What is needed:



zip code, city or county
date when the bees swarmed or when you found the swarm.
comments - example: if the swarm came from your hive, or if you were called to pick up a swarm, how long was it there. This is not for cutouts unless the bees just took up residence and are not established. It would also be great to include a small photo of the swarm.



This forum is not for general discussion.

Tim KS
04-16-2016, 03:59 PM
April 11, 2016.....caught one of my own hive's swarms today here in Sedgwick Co. Here's pic of them moving into my trap box.....only 20 ft. away from the swarming hive.

CreamPuffFarm
05-16-2016, 12:37 PM
Osage County
5/3/16 just after noon. Swarm from our existing hives. Moved about 30 feet to a low branch on immature oak.

Osage County
5/7/16 late afternoon, approx. 3-4:00 pm. Swarm from our existing hives. Moved about 15 feet to small peach tree.

tunedin5ths
04-18-2017, 05:37 PM
323724/18/17. Emporia.
Swarm moved into my swarm trap on Prairie street. Unknown if they are feral or from someone else's hive. Not from my hives since they are nowhere near.

Delta 21
04-19-2017, 08:29 PM
4/18/17 - Trego County KS - Over wintered top bar hive est. 5/16/16 from package Italians. Swarmed and settled on a rose bush about 50' away.

https://youtu.be/VFTPMitlK6w

https://youtu.be/mriiAwLh5cA

https://youtu.be/wNyvqSv4y7U

https://youtu.be/UOLkL1dUYZc
32411

tmwilson
04-19-2017, 10:34 PM
14 Apr 17 67356

Swarm of unknown origin moved into trap.

FairWeather
04-25-2017, 10:13 AM
20 April 2017. Emporia, KS 66871. Captured swarm in tree on 8th Street.

tunedin5ths
05-04-2017, 08:58 PM
4 May 17
Swarm in trap on State street, Emporia, unknown origin.

tmwilson
05-05-2017, 06:36 AM
4 May 17 67336

Swarm trap. Trap is ~30 feet from bee tree but didn't see the swarm develop.

freestateradio
05-05-2017, 09:10 PM
5/4/17 - Lawrence, KS 66044. Found a swarm in a bait hive. Hive was strapped to a tree, about 10' above the ground, along a treeline in a residential neighborhood. Hive was in full shade and facing south.

freestateradio
05-12-2017, 02:20 PM
5/12/17 - Lawrence, KS 66044. Found a different swarm in the same bait hive. Hive was strapped to a tree, about 10' above the ground, along a treeline in a residential neighborhood. Hive was in full shade and facing south. Guess I got a lucky spot now.

FairWeather
05-23-2017, 07:10 AM
5/17 - Lebo 66856. Captured large swarm that came from a hive in a house. 5/18 - Had a small swarm move into one of my traps at home.

CreamPuffFarm
07-12-2017, 12:30 PM
Osage County, Kansas

5/2/17

Swarm high in a tree about 30' from our hives. Too high to retrieve. They stayed for 2 days then left.

CreamPuffFarm
07-12-2017, 12:32 PM
Osage County, Kansas

5/5/17

They clustered about 25' away from our hives in the Rose of Sharon bushes. Successfully hived them immediately.

CreamPuffFarm
07-12-2017, 12:33 PM
Osage County, Kansas

5/9/17
5/12/17 and
5/18/17

All these were swarms within about 25' of our existing hives. Successfully hived them all.

CreamPuffFarm
07-12-2017, 12:38 PM
Osage County, Kansas

6/7/17

Swarm in our bee yard, too high up in a tree to reach. They didn't stay long, maybe a couple hours. Later, upon examining a hive, it had a SHB infestation, so I suspect this swarm abandoned that hive body.

FairWeather
05-09-2018, 09:22 AM
Coffey County

Hived a swarm at my bee yard and had a swarm in a trap the same day, May 4th.

freestateradio
05-10-2018, 01:56 PM
Watched a swarm move into a trap this morning, May 10, at 11 am. Trap is a 6-frame homemade box on my front balcony, north side of the building, about 30' in the air. Lawrence, Kansas. Douglas County.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA1uiVf7_dU

freestateradio
06-21-2019, 12:33 PM
Found a small swarm in a trap yesterday, June 20. There was not much comb drawn but some capped brood. Seems to have been a slow year for swarms. Lawrence, Kansas.

Tim KS
06-21-2019, 02:05 PM
Slow, yep. I only had one call this year, and it was gone when I got there. :(