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03-31-2008, 06:50 PM
Picked up my first swarm of the season today. 38802

04-09-2008, 04:19 PM
38871 .... Caught a nice swarm today.. 4-9-08

04-15-2008, 07:32 PM
Caught one swarm today. Zip :: 38871

04-17-2008, 05:47 PM
One swarm yesterday. 4-16-08 ,, 38863
Two swarms today. 4-17-08 38841

04-19-2008, 08:03 PM
Caught swarm today.. 4-19-08... 38863

04-22-2008, 06:10 PM
Caught four swarms today. Partly cloudy around 80 degrees.
1 at Home Depot parking lot, Tupelo Miss. 38801 These bees swarmed yesterday.

Another call came from mail carrier who spotted a swarm on the roadside 1 ft off the ground. Pontotoc Miss. 38863

Had two swarms from my own hives around noon. 38863

04-28-2008, 06:56 PM
Has been raining for past two days, sunny today around 70 degrees. Caught three swarms today from my own hives. Two swarms-- 38863,, One swarm --38871.

04-30-2008, 05:37 AM
Caught a small football size swarm yesterday 4-29-08.. 38863 Clear around 70 degrees.

05-01-2008, 08:27 PM
Caught a nice swarm today 5-1-08 at one of my yards. Sunny, around 70 degrees. 38863..

05-04-2008, 01:42 PM
Caught two swarms Thursday 4-2-08.. windy, scattered showers, tornado watch and warnings all around.. Thunder rumbling as I caught the second. 38863

Caught two swarms Friday 4-3-08,, sunny, windy, around 70 degrees. 38863

03-21-2009, 10:47 AM
3-21-09,, First swarm this year, about the size of a basketball.. Located on a Bradford Pear tree, Tupelo Miss. 38802 Got the call yesterday afternoon had to wait overnight to get these.

04-09-2009, 08:23 PM
Nice swarm found today 4-9-09 in peach orchard. Weather nice around 70 . 38863

04-13-2009, 09:17 PM
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

Ted n Ms
05-01-2009, 09:40 PM
4-28-09 swarm high up in neighbor's tree.
5-1-09 two swarms moved into bait hives.

06-02-2009, 10:33 AM
Caught a wild swarm on 5/31/09 with one of thoses bee lures off ebay.

09-01-2009, 08:27 AM
Housed a small swarm yeasterday 08/31/09.

03-29-2010, 11:47 AM
Swarm caught yesterday 3/29 came out of one of my hives. Was walking to it to split it.
Weather has been in the mid 60's to low 70's night time temps have bee in the low 40's to upper 40's.
We have a fair amount of floral now.
They went onto a limb on a large hedge bush not in the swarm traps I have around.

03-30-2010, 08:40 PM
Well I caught another swarm today not sure if it was one of my hives or a wild feral. I am starting to get pretty good at catching them but maybe not so good at preventing them, if it was one of mine. I will see in about a week when I inspect the hives. Southwest Mississippi and things are beginning to warm up.

07-10-2010, 04:15 PM
Location: Carson, Mississippi
Weather: Clear blue skies, Low 90's
Date: Friday July 9th
Type Of Bees: Cordovan
Origin of swarm: Moving my hive off some old uneven concrete blocks to some new ones when it tipped over (no major/minor damage, just upset bees)
I went out a few hours later to check on the hive when my son noted a golf ball size swarm of bees in the old concrete block.
The next day I went out and noted the golf ball size swarm was now completely covering the bottom hole of the block

The bees stayed in the block all night and did not moved even after a hard rain that night guarding the new queen.
That night I put together a new super deep hive (10 frame but using 9)
and this morning my son picked up the block and shock it into the new hive.

Will post pics of the hive next week.

04-04-2011, 08:55 AM
Got two swarms on april 2nd. One was really big!!!! Weather was clear around 82 and midday. Zipe code: 39701

03-30-2013, 05:02 PM
had one swarm about 4-6 weeks ago and had a friend call wanting me to help catch a swarm today 3/30/13 in south Ms.

04-13-2013, 04:24 AM
I got another one last night 4/12

Randy south MS
03-21-2014, 07:59 PM
Caught our first swarm of the year today. Nice foot ball size swarm. Swarmed from an oak tree about 50 feet from where they landed on a mailbox post. Nice looking yellow bees look to be Italian.

Randy south MS
03-30-2014, 09:32 PM
Caught our second swarm of the season Saturday 3-29-14 South of Laurel, Ms 39440
Almost 70 degrees with a cold wind blowing, clear skies, we had a 4 inch flood the night before.
It was a nice big swarm. They landed on the same mailbox post I caught the first of the season on only a week before.

04-05-2014, 07:44 PM
First swarm of this season in peach orchard 4-5-14.. 38863

04-20-2014, 07:21 PM
About a three pound swarm in Barton, Ala on Friday. Guy from work said they had been there for a day and a half. And found out somethin'. If you put frame of brood in the day after hiving a swarm, they're liable to leave on ya'.

04-22-2014, 11:18 AM
19apr14 reform, ms

03-05-2015, 06:38 AM
Caught a very large swarm yesterday (3-4-15) about 15 feet up in a live oak tree, out toward the end of the limb. Taped a feed bucket to a long pipe, reached it up under them and bumped the limb they were on and they filled the bucket. Eased them over and down and into a waiting nuc box. Worked a lot better than I expected. Also missed a swarm two days earlier because I didnt have my box and when I returned about 30 min later, they were gone. I am about 15 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. Yesterday it was about 75 degrees, this morning cold and about 20-25 mph wind, heading into upper 20s tonight. My zip is 39574

03-05-2015, 05:20 PM
Caught a swarm today 3/5/2015. Ocean Springs, MS. Had 3 days of 65+ degrees heat. Today a cold snap moved in, 35F, these bees lucky I saved them in time. Going to be using them on trying out Lauri partial frame technique.

I got some footage on my GoPro that I'll upload later.

05-17-2015, 06:08 PM
Was going to look at the hives before going to the store and went out just as a large swarm was leaving the one hive I thought that wouldn't swarm. Got them into a deep. Don't know if the queen got past the excluder to leave with them. Grrr!

06-24-2015, 08:51 AM
WOOHOO!!!! I captured my first swarm ever yesterday in Indianola, MS!

10-12-2015, 05:06 PM
Gautier, MS.

86 outside today. BEAUTIFUL DAY!


02-09-2016, 10:52 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.

05-03-2016, 06:53 PM
38876 Northeast Mississippi. Vollyball size swarm on 5/3/16. Think it come from my hives. Caught them in a nuc box.

05-09-2016, 10:31 AM
39090 Central Mississippi. Caught a football sized swarm on May 4th on a picnic table in the City Park.

05-27-2016, 03:13 PM
39090 Central Mississippi. Caught a football-sized swarm in a crape myrtle. Got a call yesterday (5/26/16) from an elderly man about a swarm in a small tree next to the mailbox. Caught and hived the swarm, went back to the location and set out the box I caught them in, along with the branch they had been on. Went back last night and got the rest of them.

hubba bubba
09-13-2016, 05:25 PM
9/5/16 39350 Central Mississippi. Caught a swarm basketball size went into old 10 gallon milk can. Hived them in a 7 frame Box left them for a few days and move them to my house.

hubba bubba
03-15-2017, 12:54 PM
9/9/2017 winston county, soccer ball size on bottom of trailer, took them home and hope they dont freeze to death this week.

04-02-2018, 09:45 PM
swarm moved into a 5 frame swarm trap between mar 22 and april 1 copian county . dont know the size yet will move them to a new nuc box in the next few days. will be my first experience with bees so we will see how i survive. only got 1 sting when i was pulling the screen off the entrance.