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  1. #1
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    Default Oregon

    Swarm today 4-11, in Portland Oregon.

    Jujust about the same time as last year.
    Paul Andersen

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    Default Yolo County CA Swarms

    Yolo County California
    First Swarm call 4/18/08
    In the town of Woodland
    Temperature 76 degrees
    wind was light 5-10 mph.

    Today 4/25/08 has been a good day as I already have a swarm in a swarm trap in Zamora, CA area
    Temp 75 degrees and is supposed to get up to low 80s this weekend.
    Wind light and decreasing 5-10 mph. from the north west.

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    4/22 swarm captured off a fence post.
    Athena, OR 97813

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    Default Oregon

    2 swarms in Portland, Oregon today. Both of them were between 3 and 5 feet off the ground. Gigantic!

    Photos here: http://www.facebook.com/beethinking

    Cheers,
    Matt

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Picked up one swarm in Portland Oregon on Saturday the 29th. About the size of a soccer ball. In a bush.
    Damian
    Bee Local™ | www.beelocal.com | [email protected] | Portland, OR

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Picked up another swarm in North Portland today (Sunday April 11th). Got the call at about 2 pm. Easy capture; they were low in a hedge. Snip, snip and dropped 'em in a box. Easy breezy.
    Damian
    Bee Local™ | www.beelocal.com | [email protected] | Portland, OR

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    4/15/2010: Swarm number 3. Portland Oregon. Things are picking up.
    Damian
    Bee Local™ | www.beelocal.com | [email protected] | Portland, OR

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    first call for year
    4-21-10
    Southern Oregon

    mid size swarm about 6 inches deep in a 5 gallon bucket

  10. #9
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I caught one in a box trap about 10 ft from where my daughter found one last yr. 6/12/10.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    6-19-10 7ft. up in a cherry tree,50yds. from a swarm trap.Bingo.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    We had a swarm on Saturday, June 19th, and then again today, the 21st. We captured both.

    Our problem is we don't know if one or both came from our first hive.Today was the first chance I had to check our first hive with the help of a friend, and the queen was not there, there were queen cells empty as well as 2 or 3 capped, no larva or eggs, but not an over abundance of drone cells. This was the first time I looked in the hive since picking it up 3 weeks ago today. The man I got them from had no idea what happened, but suggested checking the hives in 3 weeks to see if the queen was in either of the swarms.
    confusion abounds

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    Default July 1st, first swarm ever

    July 1st, call came about 1:00. Arrived at 3:00, set up 8 ft. ladder and snipped small branches into hive body. About halfway down ladder, lost control of hive body and dropped out one of the bigger balls of bees. 1:45 hr. drive to and from site, so it was probably a little traumatic for them. I'll check on them in the morning.

    Wish I would have had my bee-vac set up. I don't have enough hose yet. Would have been incredibly easy.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got home from work today and found a small swarm on a Nandina bush in the front yard. Boxed it up in a 3 framer and will lock it up and move it tonight. Friday I'll see if I can take a couple of frames from one of my other hives and add it to this one.

    I'm wondering if one of my nucs swarmed. I don't see how, they are on the small side and I just gave them more room.

    Pugs

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Set a trap 4/20 at a church that had a problem last yr.Got a call 4/22 from the super. Checked 4/23 am took it home 4/24 pm.

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    Default Re: Swarm Dates? Oregon

    location: Washington County Oregon (NW corner of state)
    weather: clear that day with highs in the upper 60's.
    origin:unknown
    Date: April 23, 2011

    Healthy swarm and of good size. Taken off of a cherry tree in the dark as the call did not come in until 9:30PM.

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Just picked up my first ever swarm. In Eugene, OR, 97403. Probably about 4 lbs.
    A backyard hobbyist, keeping hives since '09. ~ http://www.sweetthangchocolates.com
    Zone 8a/8b

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Salem, OR, 97317, June 4, 10am, sunny 70 degrees f. Unknown origin

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    A friend called and told me about a swarm that happened 7/24/2011, picked it up today. Five and a half pounds of bees. They look small, so I'm hoping a feral swarm. Mix of colors, shades of yellow dominate, but black stripe and gray stripe too; didn't see any black in with them.

    I've got them hived, now to figure out how to steal some of the bees for some nucs that need a boost. Didn't have time to figure out how today.

    Pugs

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    First call of the season in Portland, Oregon 97202. Likely 4-5lbs, hanging nicely about 5 feet up from the branch of a cedar tree. I hope they are all this easy this year!

    Here's a link to some photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...4562852&type=3

    Matt

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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Weather cleared up two days ago, and is forecast to be nice for the next week. Got called about a swarm, went to pick up a spare box I had at a buddies near by to hive it. Turns out a swarm moved into that box a few hours before I got there! So two swarms today..
    A backyard hobbyist, keeping hives since '09. ~ http://www.sweetthangchocolates.com
    Zone 8a/8b

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