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  1. #1

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    Swarm today here at 54.5 degrees north latitude on the wet coast. 30 degrees and trying to make splits. Mad dogs and Englishmen.

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  3. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Vancouver, B.C. Canada

    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Vancouver Canada
    My hive swarmed today managed to retreive it and put it in a 5 frame nuc box and later transfer it into a 10 frame lang.
    I would have to guess, the swarm was about 6# The weather was the first warm weekend this year about 24 Celcius (75 farenhiet) This swarm came from my first hive that was from a package April 3rd. It already had 2 deeps full with a medium added about 9 days ago. Didnt think they would swarm but after looking at the hive it could have been honey bound.
    Heres some pics

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    May 24
    installed 2 packages in March and they built so fast I didn't manage to keep up and one swarmed. Free expansion! I caught the swarm and found 2 frames with queen cells in the hive so I did a quick split, fingers crossed I've doubled hives!
    I'll try anything twice...the first time might have been a fluke

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Vancouver least 2 swarms the end of May 2014....suspect there were more as hives with no open brood and no Queen.
    Janne....first hives April 2013, 19 hives, treat, plant zone 8b, at sea level, latitude 49.13, longitude 123.06

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    DuPage County, Illinois USA

    Default British Columbia

    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

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Maple Ridge, BC, Canada

    Default Re: British Columbia

    Swarm call came in April 22nd, 2016
    -likely swarmed April 21st.


    Near IKEA.

    Small swarm clustered on ornamental pine shrub, maybe cantaloupe sized total. Four feet off the ground. Looks like original colony is in adjacent building, wooden siding and shingles in disrepair. Lots and lots of bee traffic in and out of building about 30 feet up.

    Somewhat early for this area, but have been good flows all month.

    Hived into 10 frame deep. Swarm has built up some comb overnight. Queen located on April 23rd.

    Last edited by Ryan McEachern; 04-23-2016 at 08:46 PM. Reason: added photo


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