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  1. #61
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
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    North Florida
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    Default Re: 2 traps out. 2 swarms in.

    Florida Gulf coast area. 5 Mar 1030 hrs found a large swarm in pine tree in my yard about 10 foot high. I shook them into a box with a frame of brood and honey real easy. 7 Mar set 5 frame nuc in a pecan tree about 10 foot high with 4 foundation frames and one old brood frame and a drop or two of lemon grass oil. 12 Mar I had a new hive busy setting up house. I don't think any came from my hives.

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  3. #62
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Baker, FL
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    Default Re: 2 traps out. 2 swarms in.

    Florida Panhandle (Okaloosa County) boxed a swarm from one of my hives on afternoon of Feb 22.

  4. #63
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    Apr 2016
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    St Petersburg, FL, USA
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    Got two in the week of 3/11/2018.

    One very easy, the other on the ground and tangled in the lower branches of a bush and they would NOT go into the box, no matter what I baited it with. Or I'd get 4/5ths of them in the box and thought it was good but then they'd walk right out again. Took several days/attempts before I finally got em for good.

  5. #64
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    Jul 2017
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    NW Florida
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    Default Re: Florida

    March 10, 2018
    Found a swarm when picking up a nuc box. Swarm was in his yard and huddled under an occupied hive. Cloudy weather.

  6. #65
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    Apr 2018
    Location
    Citrus County, FL
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    Default Re: Florida

    Set a bait hive on 3-28-18, found a small swarm occupying it on 4-09-18. Used a ten-frame deep, 3 feet above grade with one old brood comb and two drops of LGO.

  7. #66
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    Apr 2019
    Location
    Navarre, Florida
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    Default Re: Florida

    Florida Panhandle area; Navarre, Florida: One swarm on the 6th of March, one swarm on the 7th of March. I believe both were castoffs from one of my hives. Since I have been deployed, my wife tells me another swarm (14 April 2019) that she believes moved into my swarm bait hive the next day.

    JB

  8. #67
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    Apr 2017
    Location
    Aylett, Virginia
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    Default Re: Florida

    Maybe you got one of Heather's swarms?
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

  9. #68
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Navarre, Florida
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    Default Re: Florida

    Anything is possible, I reckon. That would be great for genetic diversity in my beeyard as well. I need to get back to the club meetings when I return stateside.

    JB

  10. #69
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Location
    Lutz, Florida, USA
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    17

    Default Re: Florida

    Waiting to lure my first swarm, after watching dozens upon dozens of videos and reading Tons of info.
    I see many people referring to swarms they've found and I rarely see anyone refer to finding more than one queen. The guy on Barnyard bees made a video where he found 9 queens when he had a swarm in his yard. I've seen several videos of people looking in their hives and finding queen cells that are either capped or with a couple that are opened and no queens in sight. So, if there's a few queen cells open, couldn't that mean the swarms you find in your yards or nearby could have more than one queen in the ball? The guy in the Video I referenced, stated it's not uncommon and he didn't know why more people didn't look for more queens. If you don't, (according to him) and you just drop the whole ball in a new hive, the bees will kill all but one queen. But if you separate them, you could do so before the kill them all.
    Hoping for any comments and info.
    Thanks

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