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  1. #1
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    Default California

    earliest was 3/11 this year - 94401, saw a big one last week - 94063

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    Large swarm in fruit tree April 05. Tulare county Calif.

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    Bait hives filled this week:
    2 - 94402
    1 - 94010
    1 - 94062
    1 - 94027
    1 - 94063
    All small swarms.

    swarm caught 94402

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    had one of two hives swarm twice one week apart. the other standing pat. week of 4 2. orange bloom the next week and one full super the week after that. urban backyard hives.

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    I happened to be dropping off smoker fuel at my mother in law house and thought i'd check on her hives. one hive was boiling over with thousands of bees. they swarmed and landed 30 feet away in a plum tree. went home and got an empty Lang and was able to shake them in. couple hundred on the landing board began fanning and with in 30 minutes most of the stragglers joined the hive.

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    95632 swarm came in on Easter (4-12-09) and took up residence in a balcony of a friends house. Extraction was 2 days later.

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    6-28-09 Wife's birthday, so she got an unexpected present. Got the call about 5 pm that a small swarm had landed in a tree up in Pine Grove, which is about 1 hour from here. Grabbed a nuc box and a frame of nectar from the hive in the back yard along with 2 undrawn frames and loaded up. Cap'd them about 6:30pm. Let the nuc sit for an hour and an half still full of bees and most the the extras settled in, so I think I got em. Put the hive in the backyard around 10pm and there is a few hanging out on the front porch, but the hive I stole the frame from has some sitting out there too..was 107 here today. Kinda jazzed, first swarm that was in a tree, hell of a lot easier than ripping out a wall! Prob about 1 to 1.5 lbs of bees.

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    Ug, the heartbreak of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Was told by a lady my wife knew that a large swarm had taken up residence this morning in downtown Lodi, which is only 15 mins south of me. I guess someone called it in and the local police volunteers showed up to divert people away while they waited on a call to animal control. This info was passed on to me about 4 hours after the fact. I called the PD and was informed that they were already dealt with, tho not sure what exactly that means. This is the 3rd swarm I have heard of in the last 2 weeks in just casual conversations. Going camping this weekend up country, kinda close to where I got my swarm last week, guess I will take my supplies just in case. Cross your fingers I'll bring back a souvenir.

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    Got call from local PD yesterday for a swarm, but when I got there, the patch of bees that were on the wall was small. As I looked closer, I noticed that they were bring in pollen, so I think this is and established hive in the wall and that someone just saw the extra bees bearding outside. The building has a stucco exterior and where they are at is accessable from both the roof side and the outter wall side. The building is also for rent, but as of yet the owner has not returned my phone call, so I am curious, is there any way to lure them out in into a nuc that I can place near by or is extraction the only choice?

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    Two swarms caught the other day. Usually see a couple a month this time of year weather is still in the 70's here.

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    First call of the year this morning in San Carlos, CA 94070. Very early considering the months of overcast weather we have had.

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    Found one in my beeyard about 2-25-10
    blythe,ca

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    I caught a swarm last week on 2/26/10 it was a realy nice day glad I caught them that night we had a bad storm Arroyo Grande Ca.

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    Talked to a fellow Beek, she picked up a small swarm on Saturday (3-6-10) in Amador/Sacramento county area, from her neighbors yard.

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    Clements, CA this morning. Got an email about them last night that they arrived around 5pm. Called the guy up this morning and went and got them. He offered to pay me, but I couldn't bring myself to do that. The thrill was enough pay for me and it was only 20 miles from my house.

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    Got my second for the season. This time I was building some supers in my backyard yesterday and one decided to move in during constructin. Arroyo Grande Ca.



    If you build it they will come

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    Got a call today to pick up a large swarm, before I could get the truck loaded the lady called back to say they where gone.
    They had been there over 24 hours.
    94519

    Just got a call an hour later. It seems they moves a mile or so into the wall under a lady's front porch.
    Last edited by KQ6AR; 03-16-2010 at 09:37 PM.
    Dan

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    I caught a small swarm March 17 in Hacienda Heights, Ca. 91745.

    Here at work, I was told of two other swarms in the Long Beach California area around the same time.

    The weather here has just switched from cool rainy weather to hot and sunny. I thought it may have something to do with all the swarms taking flight.

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    Friday, April 02, 2010
    Postal zone 93010, southern California
    I have hived or collected five swarms over the past two weeks.
    We have had some colder weather and a small amount of rain so I expect to see a few more swarms.
    Some swarms were reported the 1st week of March.
    The 80 to 85 degrees F weather plus the hives needed room ,supering, probably contributed to some of the swarms.
    I expect to see more swarms when we get back into the 80's next Wednesday.
    Ernie
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    Just got home from capping a swarm on a small tree in Tracy, CA 95304. They landed on Saturday, and the weather kept them down. Sunday was UGLY, wind, rain, cold, you name it!

    Craig

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