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Mrs. Jack T.
05-24-2007, 08:38 PM
Prague, OK 74864
May 20, 2007
Called at 12:15 picked up at 2:00
Sunny 70's
Pics (http://johnbhusted.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=68180)
Watched one fly in the Cushing, OK area May 19, 2007 about 3:00

Mrs. Jack T.
06-28-2007, 07:09 PM
Swarm call 7:45 last night 6/27 got the swarm this morning 6/28 about 8 am cloudy and started to rain about 2 minutes after I finally got them boxed and loaded up. . .
Prague, OK 74864
Nice big (I think)swarm! They came from a tree about 10 yards from where they swarmed at. Still several in/out of the tree so hopefully we'll get another swarm from them next year (nice cause it's in my in-laws yard) this is the 3rd year they've had a swarm there but this is the first year we've been bee farming. . .
Here's a Link (http://johnbhusted.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=68894)to the pics if interested.

Mrs. Jack T.
07-13-2007, 10:48 PM
Prague, OK 74864
Picked up about 6:30 P.M. 7/12/2007
Upper 70s Low 80s
Unknow Orgin

09-20-2007, 08:36 PM
Basball size swarm in parking lot, six feet up, and a easy bee vac. The manager insisted on a "couple of" dinners I dont know what was worth more???:D

Mrs. Jack T.
04-17-2008, 01:04 PM
4/17/2008 Call came about 9:45 AM, (people seen them yesterday but didn't know who to call. . . )
Prague, OK 74864
Weather - mid 60's cloudy
Origin unknown
Good size, 3 deep frames worth???

Mrs. Jack T.
04-18-2008, 06:26 PM
4-18-2008 - Called at 4:40 got them and on the way home by 6:10 (and I live 45 min away)
Prague, OK 74864 in the city park next to the new playground equipment, what a place to be.
Sunny mid 60s and windy
Bigger than a basketball
Hot! My camera helper was about 5 ft away and ended up with about 5-10 stings and my bucket holder (wearing a head net but not cinched up) ended up with about 5 stings on his face. Thankfully I was covered from head to toe and only had the buzz around my netting.

Mrs. Jack T.
04-24-2008, 09:00 PM
Town of Depew, OK 74028 on the bottom of the town utility trailer, swarmed from an abandoned building about 5 ft away, town manager said the hives been there for 10+ years and they get 1 or 2 swarms from it a year.
Cloudy/Windy/Upper 70's

Mrs. Jack T.
05-03-2008, 08:45 PM
Stillwater, OK 74075
Warm Sunny Windy
2 swarms one tree, one was making comb on the limb they were on but was small (been there since Monday) Odd???
Perkins, OK 74059
Call at 9 AM, cold, mid 40s windy
Unknown Origin on all. . . .

Mrs. Jack T.
05-21-2008, 08:09 AM
Call came on the 11th but couldn't get away, went early the next morning and they were still there.
Prague, OK 74864 in the country hanging on a pecan tree. Unknown where it came from.
It was warm and sunny on the 11th and cool on the 12th when I picked them up.

Warm & Sunny
Prague, OK 74864 Residential area
Swarmed from a hollow tree we get a swarm from every year

05-21-2008, 08:33 AM
Picked up my first swarm call on May 2. Unfortunately the bucket I was transporting them in the back of my truck was not ventilated sufficiently and many bees succumbed due to heat stress, I assume. The remainder swarmed on me the next day. I captured them again and moved them three miles to an empty hive on my dads place. They swarmed again the next day with no hope of recovery.

Picked up my second swarm on May 15 ( see my post under strange swarm behavior). They attempted to swarm on me on the 19th, but since the queen was unable to abscond due to the queen excluder blocking the top entrance, they only balled up on a limb for about 30 minutes and an orbit around the yard before returning to the hive.

I'm getting calls almost daily about bees in barns, behind siding, in attics etc. I don't really have time to do these removals as I have a more than full time job.

Mrs. Jack T.
06-10-2008, 10:29 AM
Called evening of June 2, 2008 picked up June 3, 2008
Unknown origin
Medium size on a peach tree

Called May 31, 2008 picked up June 1, 2008
Unknown origin
Medium size about 1ft from the ground

04-04-2009, 11:57 PM
:applause:large swarm 4/3/09 74145 Tulsa OK

04-08-2009, 04:12 PM
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.

04-19-2009, 05:15 AM
3/17 large swarm silver maple branch 6ft

3/17 small swarm eve of home

3/18 large swarm:no:15ft silver maple branch

off and on rain on all three swarms all different locations

04-28-2011, 11:53 AM
Caught first swarm of the year. 3lb or larger, hanging on limb.


05-31-2011, 07:37 PM
Caught the largest swarm I have ever seen last Friday. Swarm landed on a small tree and bent it over. Swarm filled 10 frame Lang. half full. Swarm size I would guess 2 basketballs worth. 74964

03-24-2012, 04:54 PM
I have a hive at my friends house and got a call around 1pm today that the bees were in the air. When I got there (2 miles away), the flying bees were gone, but the front of the hive was covered. 80 degrees out side, full sun and no wind. Have no clue to where they went. A lot of trees near where he lives, so they had plenty of places to hide.

04-22-2012, 09:47 PM
Picked up a swarm at the Mason's Lodge yesterday afternoon. Probably 2lbs of bees. Mustang, OK 73064

Someone at the Lodge said they had been there since at least Thursday afternoon. We received 3/4" of rain on Thursday night. They told one of the guys at the firestation about them and he relayed the info to me.


04-21-2013, 02:09 PM
First swarm today, April 21, 2013. Northeast Oklahoma. 74965

04-21-2013, 08:20 PM
2nd swarm today. I'm going to have to build more boxes. 74965.

05-13-2013, 08:26 AM
4/26/13 small swarm caught in Bixby OK Cedar tree.

05-27-2013, 12:22 PM
May 24

Porter, OK 74454

05-31-2013, 12:13 PM
May 31,

Porter, OK 74454

06-07-2013, 05:09 PM
Yesterday, June 6.

Wife saw "a tornado of bees" leaving the yard.

Porter, OK 74454

04-23-2014, 08:12 PM
Collected a swarm out of Broken Arrow Oklahoma Easter Sunday 4-20-14. Really large swarm.

05-15-2014, 12:14 PM
Just captured my first swarm from a hive I brought home last evening, knew it was extremely full, but no time to inspect yet. Approx. 3# swarm 40' up in a hickory tree. Cleveland, OK 70 and partly cloudy.

S4 basics
05-22-2014, 01:40 PM
5-19 Two swarms in traps. Both 7' high in 10 frame deep. Central Okla.

06-18-2014, 08:08 PM
Appears to be a swarm taking up residence in a bait hive 7' high in a lone oak in the middle of my pasture. Lot of bees coming an going, but I'll inspect tomorrow to be sure. Sometime in the past 5 days. May or may not befrom my hives?

06-19-2014, 09:11 AM
I did verify that a swarm has taken up residence in my bait hive! My first. Approx. 2# swarm. Temps in the upper 80's to 90 and humid. NE Oklahoma. They have started in a foundationless frame and I did verify there is a queen.

02-09-2016, 10:57 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.

05-16-2017, 09:57 AM
5-15-17 2:30 p.m.
From a tree with a feral hive to another hole in the tree.

05-03-2019, 03:57 PM
5/2 1130am
On outside of trap box