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  1. #21
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    GREENWOOD INDIANA USA
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    The weaker of my two hives swarmed Saturday 8/1/09. Went to the top of a tree. About a three pound swarm. Attempted to retreive the swarm and ended up with about 1 pound of bees, 1 pound of injured bees, and the other pound went higher up in the tree. I was anxious to try and collect them because it rained about two hours later. Put the bees I collected into a nuc box with some brood and honey from the hive. Will likely need to get a new queen. Didn't expect this in August! It's been a funny year.

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  3. #22
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    Saturday 8/8 the stronger of my hives swarms. As bad as last weeks swarm was, this one was picture perfect. Landed in a soft wooded tree about 5 feet off the ground. Cut the limb and droped the majority right into a box. The bees on the ground marched in like little soldiers. If this would have happened in May I'd be thrilled! Luckily we still have another six weeks or so before the weather turns. This swarm was so big that they covered ten deep frames with bees to spare. Have them in my last deep and a nuc on top of that. Ordering more equipment today. Odd year!

  4. #23
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    Morgan County, Indiana, USA
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    4/22 Nice swarm in Mooresville, IN
    Zip 46158 from a semi-managed hive
    Buzzin' Berries Honey
    Sweet to the Soul

  5. #24
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    Jun 2005
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    Boonville, IN
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    3Lb. swarm 4/28/10 Spencer County Indiana

  6. #25
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    Aug 2005
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    Fort Wayne, IN
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    April 22. Fort Wayne Indiana. Basketball size swarm.

  7. #26
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    Mar 2010
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    Terre Haute, Indiana
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    May 11, 2010 Terre Haute, Indiana. Got the call at about noon. Basketball size swarm about 12' up in a redbud tree. owner said they had been there for 2 days.
    Spread my work-ethic not my wealth!!!

  8. #27
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    May 2010
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    tell city, indiana
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    Got first swarm on 5/7, one Mothers Day and one 5/12, it has been a busy week here in southern ind. hot, humid and windy low 80's.

  9. #28
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    Lawrence, Indiana, USA
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    Found one May 14,
    Southern Indiana Zip 47462
    Temp 70

  10. #29
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    Rockville, Indiana. USA
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    47872
    5/20/2010
    medium sized
    issued at 1:50 PM, from one of my hives. Overcast sky, light rain.
    Captured, so far.

  11. #30
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    Milford, Indiana
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    NC Indiana, just north of Columbia City

    5/20/10 Got a call (7:00 pm) ...a swarm in his front yard tree.Late evening, 71 degrees, overcast, just before rain. Bees extremely docile. Appear to be Carniolins.

    Got home about 9:20 (drizzle), had hive stand, medium box w/plastic foundation, no inner cover, no outer cover. Dumped both buckets of bees (4 #), put piece of indoor paneling as lid, covered whole affair with garbage bag (now raining), stuck in entrance reducer and headed for the house. Everything seems ok this a.m. (checked them in moderate rain) Assuming rain will keep them in the hive for the time being.
    No stings.

  12. #31
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    Rockville, Indiana. USA
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    47872
    5/22/2010
    small to medium sized
    issued at 12:50 PM, from one of my hives. 2nd cast. previous cast 5/20/10.
    Blue bird day.
    Too high to reach. ignored my bait box.

  13. #32
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    Paoli, IN
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    4-29-11
    47454
    Paoli, IN
    2 swarms issued from 1 hive. I actually saw the virgin queens and caught them. Placed in 5 frame nucs.

  14. #33
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    4-30-11
    47454
    Paoli, IN
    2nd day in a row. Pretty big swarm 6-8lb low in an oak tree. As easy to retrieve as possible. Don't know which hive they came from. These swarms are coming after a week and a half of rainy, stormy weather.

  15. #34
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    Hamilton, Indiana, USA
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    46033 Carmel Indiana just north of Indianapolis
    Watched my hive swarm and land in neighbor's bush about 6' off the ground.

    Put it in a hive body shortly after.

  16. #35
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    Paoli, IN
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    4-30-11
    47454 Paoli,IN

    2 more swarms today. 3 total. The 2nd at another yard. The 3rd issued to the exact spot as the first. It was the biggest yet.
    Makes 6 so far.

  17. #36
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    Paoli, IN
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    5-3-2011
    47454
    Paoli, IN
    2 hives swarmed
    Gets busy at 3 minutes

  18. #37
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    Mar 2009
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    Morgan County, Indiana, USA
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    Yesterday watched one of our hives swarm. Retrieved the swarm off a nearby fencepost. Mooresville, IN 46158 The truck is loaded and ready to go...just waiting for the swarm calls.
    Buzzin' Berries Honey
    Sweet to the Soul

  19. #38
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    Apr 2011
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    Lafayette, IN
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    My first swarm callout today. Was reported to be in a pine tree but found them on the ground upon my arrival.
    Lafayette, Indiana 47905. 10am urban area on a hot muggy day. One of very few sunny days due to all the rain we have had this year.

    Jim

  20. #39
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    Apr 2011
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    Lafayette, IN
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    I got a swarm call this morning. 2nd swarm call this year. 1st call was three weeks ago. This swarm was probably about 3 to 4 lbs. Today was the 2nd day of nice weather after many long rainy days in a row.

    Jim

  21. #40
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    Lafayette, IN
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    Called out on my 3rd feral swarm this year. 6-3-11 Lafayette, IN cloudy, windy, 87 degree F.

    Took my 10 year old daughter. She loves it.

    Jim Taul

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