Swarm season in Oregon?
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Gresham, Oregon
    Posts
    213

    Default Swarm season in Oregon?

    Hello, I'm a new beekeeper and started beekeeping last year. I asked people about getting swarms for them late April last season and got calls a few weeks after getting my name out. Does anyone know when bees start swarming in Oregon? I made a bunch of traps this year and like most beekeepers am anxious to get started! I'm out near Portland Oregon currently but may be in Sheridan within a year. It pretty much rains and is mild most of the year here. Any clues or suggestions would be great, thanks again!

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BeeSource.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Kalama Wa
    Posts
    15

    Default Re: Swarm season in Oregon?

    i'm in Kalama 30 miles north of Portland, they start swarming here around Mothers day (May 11) you guys are about a week or 2 earlier

    i try to get my traps out the first week in April

    have fun

    https://www.facebook.com/Docmarv-Bees-1418616661713646/
    Helped Gramps with 55 hives in the 60's 2 tons honey/yr
    3rd Year 12 hives +4Nucs

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Sandy, OR
    Posts
    498

    Default Re: Swarm season in Oregon?

    April starts and tends to go through ~ Sept.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Gresham, Oregon
    Posts
    213

    Default Re: Swarm season in Oregon?

    Awesome, sounds great! My timing didn't sound too off last year, just needed to be more prepared. Thanks again all!

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Posts
    2,208

    Default Re: Swarm season in Oregon?

    I am north of you in Vancouver BC. My first swarm last year was Apr 21.. Apples just in bloom.
    Janne....first hives April 2013, 19 hives, treat, plant zone 8b, at sea level, latitude 49.13, longitude 123.06

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Portland, OR, USA
    Posts
    117

    Default Re: Swarm season in Oregon?

    There is a thread here where people can post their swarm dates in Oregon: https://www.beesource.com/forums/show...?321119-Oregon

    It looks like things usually pick up by early-mid April, although some years had a few swarms caught in Portland in late March!

    I guess I'd better get my traps out!

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Gresham, Oregon
    Posts
    213

    Default Re: Swarm season in Oregon?

    Last year I had heavy bites on all the traps towards the end of March. If the wheather man could stop teasing about this mid 50s wheather like they been doing for the past 3 weeks, more of mine will go out.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •