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  1. #1
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    I had a swarm move into an empty nuc box sitting behind the garage on5/10/07. The wife came in and ask, "did you know that there were bees in those boxes behind the garage?" - 22407

    That was a pleasant surprise. We do not know where the came from - I had just gone through all my hives two days before and saw not signs of swarm preparations.
    Bee all you can Bee!
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    4/10/09 large swarm, flew away after several hours


    4/17/09 another large swarm! we captured this one!

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    one of my hives swarmed today, April 26

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    My first swarm this year in Berryville, Virginia. I can't remember one this early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsquared View Post
    My first swarm this year in Berryville, Virginia. I can't remember one this early.
    Swarm in Haymarket - about 45 minutes away around the same date...April 15th. last year I had one around April 17th and the year I started with bees (2006), we saw a swarm and it was April 9th
    karla

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    4/17
    Charles City, Va
    Small Swarm

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    4/19/10
    Virginia Beach, va
    Clear Mild, low 70's
    unknown Origin

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    Caught swarm in swarm trap, Tuesday May 4th. Good hunting!!

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    Fairlawn, VA. About 3 pounds in a maple. Looked very much like rkr's photo.

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    Chesterfield, Virginia
    23235
    3 to 4# swarm, hanging on a pine branch about 13' in the air.

    Shook it into a box, poured it into the hive and picked it up after dark.

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    just had a hive swarm July 23. also had 2 others swarm back in May. May 6th and May 8th.

    I was actually standing right there when the 1st swarm left the hive. all went directly up into the giant dogwood tree they are under. hived all 3

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    First 2 Swarms Today

    1 in Varina, Virginia (23231)
    1 in the West End of Richmond, Virginia (23238)

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    Mid-sized swarm today, 4/5 - Varina, Virginia 23231

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    I caught a large feral swarm that came from a Black walnut tree 5/7/2016. Easily a gallon of bees. Chatham Va. 24531
    Zone 7A

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    3 swarms caught over Mothers Day weekend. 5/6 - 5/8. Chesapeake, Va.

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    Cant keep the bees in the boxes. Brother caught a swarm from my apiary today and boxed it, I am at work. Will have to check and see where it came from tomorrow. The weather has really screwed up this spring!! G
    The Bees are the Beekeepers

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    Bees moved in a deep 10 trap sometime last week June 15 or so,trap is 4 ft off the ground at the end of a 10 acre field.used lemon grass oil and slum gum from wax melting.Trapped near Fork Union VA,my third trapped swarm this year

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    4/9/17 - Altavista, VA. Large primary swarm. Homeowner saw them moving to the tree.

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    I'm in serious need of a swarm control class. So far this year I have captured 9 swarms out of trees around my hives. Are they all mine, I don't know but most likely. I know a couple are because I saw them swarm. Eight of the swarms are from my backyard where I have 4 hives. Didn't get 3 of them, just couldn't work it out. Don't know how many swarmed at the other site where I have 2 hives. I know of one because I got it. Have one sitting in a holly tree right now in the backyard. It's on the trunk of the tree and about 20' up and all I can do is look at. I am completely of everything. No boxes and now deep frames and about 10 sheets of deep foundation. Ordered supplies a week ago, just waiting right now. If I though I could get those bees I think I would put them in a cardboard box. But being wrapped around the trunk I can't get them loose.

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    4/10/17 - Gladys, VA, 24554. I believe this was a primary swarm from one of my own hives.
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