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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    That's about right for Western Washington, but this year may be earlier with the mild winter we've had...my hives are running about 2-4 weeks ahead of schedule...I have a full western already for heck's sake!

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  3. #42
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Mine swarmed today, 3/27, around 1:30ish.

    EmiKami

  4. #43
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    April 9th, 2015- Bothell, WA. Swarmed from my hive around 1:00 ish. Temp.59 degree. Clear.

    April 5th, 2015 - Bothell, WA. Swarmed around 2:00. Temp.57degree. Clear with some clouds.

  5. #44
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    One of my hives swarmed around April 28 2015 because I was not behind the eight ball this year, everything happening early this year in the state of WA, I have since made eight splits to head of future loses.

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

    I had one too Yesterday
    June 8 about 3 pounds of bees still in my tree, hopefully my girls will come down to my swarm trap, boo, If I loose this one too ,its number 4 . I caught one two flew away. im hopeing this one will stay

  7. #46
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Date: June 25, 2015
    Location: Seattle, WA
    Weather: HOT, the hottest day this week so far, mid 80's. Not too humid.
    Origin: My hive

  8. #47
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    June 25, 2015
    HOT!! Peak hot day of the week. Mid 80's and humid but not too humid.
    Seattle, WA
    Swarm came from my own hive

  9. #48
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    Default Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    June 27, 2015 (7:15 PM)
    HOT 85-90 degrees.
    Seattle, WA
    Swarm came from my own hive, the same as mentioned above.

  10. #49
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    Default Washington

    What is needed:


    • zip code, city or county
    • date when the bees swarmed or when you found the swarm.
    • comments - example: if the swarm came from your hive, or if you were called to pick up a swarm, how long was it there. This is not for cutouts unless the bees just took up residence and are not established. It would also be great to include a small photo of the swarm.



    This forum is not for general discussion.
    Regards, Barry

  11. #50
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    Default Re: Washington

    Deleted (wrong forum, sorry!)
    Last edited by Kuro; 03-27-2016 at 04:11 PM.

  12. #51
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    Default Re: Washington

    I've been told that there's been a few swarms in Lewis County. A fellow I know got one today about 25 feet up in Chehalis, WA today. He said he got the call about 2:00 this afternoon, but not sure where they came from. In all likelihood they came from a feral colony.

  13. #52
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    Default Re: Washington

    Got my first swarm today in Tenino, Thurston County.It was pretty simple 15 yards from the parent hive in a 5' tall tree

  14. #53
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    Default Re: Washington

    Eastern Washington
    May 9, 2017 (05/09/17)
    Small swarm - they covered just over one side of a deep frame. Probably +1000 bees.
    Somebody forgot to give my bees a copy of the book.
    Zone 6B

  15. #54
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    Central Washington
    June 2, 2017 (06/02/17)
    Fair-sized swarm... maybe 5-6,000 bees (2.5-3 deep frames). Saw the queen.
    Somebody forgot to give my bees a copy of the book.
    Zone 6B

  16. #55
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    Default Re: Washington

    Central WA. 4/10/18 My friend caught it but gifted it to me as she had enough colonies. Saw on a local page someone found one this past weekend.

  17. #56
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    Default Re: Washington

    I inspected my two hives today. In one hive, I found a virgin-queen like bee and a bunch of swarm cells at different stages, capped or still open, and in the other, no queen and a bunch of swarm cells. The former hive was split (by removing the old queen to a nuc) on 5/27, and when I inspected it on 6/23, I saw a new laying queen and no capped brood. I had not inspected the other hive, after it was vertically split on 6/3 (the old queen in the upper half). I did not think the new queens would swarm this soon, and after I thought the blackberry flow was over.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •7/14/18
    Zone 8, elevation 70 ft, near the north end of Lake Washington

  18. #57
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    Default Re: Washington

    Snohomish, WA

    This is the same hive.

    Event Date Notes
    swarm 05/08/19 Swarm returned to hive. Mentor confirmed when we saw queen next day of split
    split 05/09/19 left original queen in hive, moved frames brood and 2 QC to new deep *Hive B)
    swarm 06/13/19 swarmed to willow, too late to capture
    swarm 06/24/19 captured to deep with 1 drawn comb
    swarm 06/26/19 captured to NUC with 5 undrawn frames
    swarm 06/29/19 Flew to cedar tree. Did not capture. After full inspection, Hive 1 was honeybound. Moved full deep frames of honey to third deep above brood chambers, checker-boarded undrawn frames in the bottom and top brood chambers. Found about 6 full quueen cells and 5 opened queen cells where the queens had emerged.

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