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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I caught my first swarm this spring April 4th.
    I have caught a total of 28 swarms so far this spring in White County, Arkansas.
    I have 12 trap outs going and got 14 more to setup.

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  3. #42
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    May 25th, Northwest Arkansas (72761). Wild day with three swarms caught AND I missed a fourth swarm call while collecting the others!

  4. #43
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I caught two swarms June 3 in five frame deep nucs with medium frames on side of tree 7' up, Searcy, Arkansas 72143.
    Weather has been rainy and humid most days for the last several weeks. I've caught a total of 5 swarms since May 1.
    Rick Brooks: Keeping bees and pastoring a church are similar...I try to keep them both from swarming.

  5. #44
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Two of my own hives finally swarmed today, 6-7-14, temps in the high 80s and partly sunny, but had rain almost every day for weeks. Central Arkansas 72143
    Rick Brooks: Keeping bees and pastoring a church are similar...I try to keep them both from swarming.

  6. #45
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Northwest Arkansas
    4/08/15

    Warm and sunny weekend. Bee's went down a vent pipe after the home owner smoked them off a pole. Still not sure why he smoked them???
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  7. #46
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Siloam Springs, AR 72761

    Warm day in the mid 70s with rain early and a mix of clouds and sun in the afternoon.
    Watched one of my (3) hives send out a swarm at about 11:30 AM...which then landed at the highest point in my entire yard
    Top of an old oak tree about 40'-50' up...couldn't get them, they flew away and found a new home.

  8. #47
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    4/19 Siloam Springs, AR 72761

    Another of my hives swarmed to almost the exact same spot 40-50' high in the trees.

    No way I can get them out, can only hope they might come down lower for more shelter in the current rainstorm.

  9. #48
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Earlier today , here in Stone County Arkansas . Stepped outside to check on some seedling in my hot box just as they were getting a good start . Bees now hived in a new box I had on hand for a split next month ... I'm seeing orientation behavior , hope that means they'll stay .
    Retired wannabee Hillbilly Farmer in backwoods Arkansas
    Our biggest crop is rocks ...

  10. #49
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got two calls over the last two days. Fayetteville, AR 72701
    4/29 - caught a football sized swarm eye level in a honeysuckle bush
    4/30 - caught a football sized swarm 8ft high in a cedar tree, it had been there since the night before

  11. #50
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Siloam Springs, AR 5/9/2015
    Small swarm captured from bee tree located on edge of my property.
    It has been a productive bee tree - 5 swarms caught from it since April 2013

  12. #51
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    Siloam Springs, AR 5/11/2015
    Sunny, 70 degrees
    Nice size swarm caught late afternoon.
    Spotted in neighborhood about 4:30; captured and moved by 6:30.

  13. #52
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    Default Arkansas

    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.
    Regards, Barry

  14. #53
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    Default Re: Arkansas

    72761
    3/26/2016
    Sunny and between 65-70F. 99% sure the swarm came from one of my hives. Didn't see it leave the hive but it was settled on a branch less than 20' from the entrance to two of my hives. Fairly small, a little smaller than a football I'd say. This is the earliest swarm I've ever heard of in this area...previously, the earliest I knew of was April 10th. Hived them and hoping they'll replace the only hive I lost over the winter!

  15. #54
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    Southern Scott Co.04-07-2016 The day before yesterday, as I was watching my hives, a swarm approached from the West. I followed them for about 50 yards until the going got rough at an overgrown fence-line. They flew up and over and that was all she wrote. The wind was blowing so hard I did not here them approach. I looked over to see how low the sun was getting and there they were.
    I've looked for them a couple of times, but no luck. Maybe the reason they moved so quickly and didn't land was because they had been in a tree somewhere near and were headed to a new home. I hate to see bees flying away.

    Alex
    Ten years of Beekeeping before varroa. Started again spring of 2014.

  16. #55
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    Default Re: Arkansas

    Got two calls on Friday April 8th for Springdale in Washington County. For the first call, after a few probing questions I found out the guy had already sprayed the swarm with insecticides. I told him that was a deal breaker and that I wouldnt be coming to help. For the second call, I picked up the my biggest swarm yet, halfway filled a paper box. Its really early to be getting swarm calls for this area. My first from last year was the 29th of April.

  17. #56
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    72734
    4/11/16
    Cool and cloudy with significant thunderstorms last night. Small to medium swarm and the homeowner said they had been on the branch for a couple of days before he called. Easy pick up, just snipped a couple small branches at 4' off the ground and shook them into the hive. With the warm weather, I suspect the bulk of swarme season will be a few weeks ahead of schedule this year...

  18. #57
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    Southern Scott Co. 04-19-16
    I caught a swarm near my hives today. I didn't see them come from one of my hives, but they probably did.

    Alex
    Ten years of Beekeeping before varroa. Started again spring of 2014.

  19. #58
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    4/19/2016
    Springdale 72762
    clear, short sleeve type of day. Small to medium sized swarm hanging from a gas meter on a construction site in downtown.

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    Today on 5/10/2016
    Fayetteville 72701
    same swarm now a colony with queen cells and uncapped larva

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  20. #59
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    5/11/2016
    Hindsville 72738
    humid and sunny, late in the evening. Stormed hard that night.
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  21. #60
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    Default Swarm Monticello Arkansas

    Got a call from Monticello Arkansas late this afternoon about a swarm. Had to drive 45 miles to get there but it was well worth it. About a 5 pound swarm.

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