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  1. #41
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    Upstate SC 29369
    St. Patricks day swarm caught today ( my hive) 3-4 lb.
    It's 28 F degrees in morning and they still swarmed!
    I hope they stay in their new hive!

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  3. #42
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    Clemson, SC 29631 - 3/20/17
    About 3 lbs behind a church.
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  4. #43
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    Small swarm (less than 3 lbs) in Rock Hill off Cherry road on 03/21/2017.

  5. #44
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    Had a extremely small swarm take up residence in a swarm trap in Easley on 3/23/17. This picture is pretty much all of the bees. There was a marked queen, so it was the primary swarm from someone's hive.

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  6. #45
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Not positive, but I think I see a couple of SHB's that tagged along...
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  7. #46
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    I didn't notice any when I was checking them out, but I'm considering giving them a small frame of brood tomorrow, I'll give it a closer look.

  8. #47
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    04/01/2017 facebook friend notifys of a swarm 10 to12 ft up in a cedar tree near Laurens SC 29360.Arrived 30 min later to a well formed swarm. Retrieved safely,all is well.

  9. #48
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    4/2/17, Westminster, SC 29693.
    Swarm on my peach tree, so I assume it's from one of my hives. Will find out this afternoon. Put them in a double stacked nuc.

    Edit: It looks like they were from one of my hives. The hive I've been removing frames from weekly and that i grafted from. Guess they were determined to swarm no matter what. At least I caught them, it was my best queen.

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  10. #49
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    Just missed out on two swarm calls from the extension office in Oconee county today. They said they've been getting 2-3 calls a day this last week.

  11. #50
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    Greenville, SC 29607
    Got a swarm in one of our bait hives today (4/16). We were doing our regular checks on them today and saw the cluster on the box from 100 yds. away. First pic was around 2:15pm. Second was about 1.5 hrs. later. Can't help but suspect the swarm is from one of my dad's hives but only one hive is a candidate - so maybe it's not ours. Dad checked this evening and maybe 20 bees still outside. He noticed there's a second piece of comb behind the large one hanging from bottom front. Hopefully now that they're inside they'll focus their efforts there.

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  12. #51
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    March 10th - York SC: While feeding the new packages and swarms, assistance beekeeper recognized a black cloud flying in from the west. Cloud materialized onto a cedar about 20 feet from new packages row. Assistance beekeeper collected them into the swarm box very nice sized colony of bees completely fills a ten frame super.daniel swarm.jpg

  13. #52
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    Greenville, 29605.

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    Caught our first swarm today!!
    We've "captured" a few in bait hives last year but this was the first real swarm (not in a hive). I feel like it's a rite of passage.

    The swarm was at an elementary school a block from my house. They saw it depart their observation hive and go to a tree and then it moved to the cornice on their roof. Couldn't have been an easier location (there's a door onto the roof). Got them to my house and into a 5 over 5 nuc with a frame of capped and open brood from one of my hives.

  14. #53
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    Greenville, 29607
    One of my dad's hives swarmed on 5/26. He saw/heard the cloud moving into a tree about 70' up. We didn't even try to get the swarm given its location that high up.

  15. #54
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    Greenville, 29605. 98% sure one of my hives swarmed on 5/26.
    Hive was healthy and big. I hadn't gone below the QE in quite a while. Neighbors described what I think was the swarm. Add that to the QCs discovered in the hive - including at least one that looked torn open from side, one that looked like it had emerged - and a lower bee population and I think it swarmed.
    Apparently checking honey supers isn't enough to recognize or,prevent a swarm.

  16. #55
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    Caught 3 swarms, 2 on 3/23, 1 on 3/29.
    The first 2 were in Seneca, 29678, the last one in Anderson.

  17. #56
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    Had a small swarm move into an empty hive. Found it Friday, 4/8. In Westminster, 29693.

  18. #57
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    Tell your swarms to go north across the border. 3 traps out and nothing yet in Charlotte area

  19. #58
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    Caught a knee high swarm on a bush right next to Tillman Hall on the Clemson campus.
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  20. #59
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    Caught a medium sized swarm in a bait hive in Greenville (near Conestee) around 4/19.

  21. #60
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    Had another swarm move into an empty hive in Westminster (29693).

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