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

    9/1
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    Sunny in the 80's 10 am
    Got a call from a lady who witnessed the colony in her eave throw a swarm this morning. While we were talking on the phone they left

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    9/10
    Warwood, WV 26003
    Rainy in the 70's

    Same lady from 9/1 called and said they swarmed again. This time 4ft up on a holly tree. Bad timing, I'm at WVU. She said she would call me if they leave I might try to get home, grab a box, and go after them. Might let them get started then pinch queen and combine with the swarm from my top bar to boost it's numbers. That's if I get there in time. Minimum 2 1/2 hours (probably more like 3+) to get home, grab gear and get there. Maybe they'll hang around till morning.

    Update: got there at 7:50. It was two small swarms hanging in the bottom branches of a holly tree. One a little bigger than a softball and the other softball size. I just broke the branch one was on and put it on a jester nuc box and then shook the other on on top of it. Not the best move maybe but these bees were doomed. I'll try to get something useful out of them like drawn comb and boosted numbers on that TB swarm nuc and maybe a queen for lure in the spring.
    Last edited by mcon672; 09-10-2015 at 06:39 PM. Reason: Update

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    9/11
    Warwood, WV 26003
    Sunny high 70's
    Low in rosebush.
    Unbelievable! She just called again. She said bigger than yesterday's swarm, bigger than a football. We'll see. Loading up gear now.

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    Default West Virginia

    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

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    Glen Dale WV, 26038 Marshall county. 4/24 in a 10 frame deep swarm trap baited with swarm commander. First one of the year. It's on!!

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    4/25 Wheeling, WV 26003 Ohio County. This one was moving into a swarm trap at 10:50am. 10 deep swarm commander 6 feet up

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    4/25 Proctor, WV 26055 Marshall County. Hanging off bottom of trap. Started moving in before I left. Homeowner called last night and said most had gone in. 10 deep swarm commander. 5 feet off ground.

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    5/3 Proctor, WV 26055 Marshall County. Stayed in trap until Friday afternoon then moved out and hung on bottom of trap? Property owner called and we ran down and got them that last night. Nice size. Second one from this spot.

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    5/7/16--Middlebourne WV 26149. Tyler County. Had two of my hives swarm today. I was able to capture both swarms and place them in new hives.

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    5/7 Valley Grove, WV 26060 Ohio county. Swarm trap, 10 deep S C.

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    5/14 Glen Dale, WV 26038 Marshall County. Started building comb underneath trap?? You can see a bit sticking out at bottom of swarm. 10 deep S C

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    5/14 Proctor, WV 26055 Marshall County. In a swarm trap. 10 deep S C. Property owner called last Wednesday to say he thought I had bees so they have probably been in there for awhile. Yesterday was my first chance to go and check on them. Swapped out trap and brought them home last night.

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    Here we go again on the outside. 5/15 Valley Grove, WV 26060 Ohio county. It was cold and rainy. Weird all around.

    5/16 Wheeling, WV Ohio county trap 10 deep S C. These ones did what they are supposed to and went inside.

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    5/16 Moundsville, WV 26041 Marshall County 10 deep trap S C These came from some river bottom land that my friend owns that use to be owned by George Washington.
    Last edited by mcon672; 05-16-2016 at 07:35 PM.

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    5/20 Wheeling, WV 26003 Ohio county. Trap 10 deep SC
    5/22 Wheeling, WV 26003 fiber pot trap. 1st catch ever in a fiber pot. Had a piece of old comb and SC in it. Still have no faith in them but it's cool. I was just bad mouthing them the other day lol.
    5/22 Proctor, WV 26055 Marshall County trap 10 deep sc
    5/22 Valley Grove, WV 26060 Ohio county trap 10 deep SC

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    Proctor, WV 26055 Marshall County
    Trap 10 deep S C. I'm out of equipment and space. Going to.build a stand at my friends house for some nucs.

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    5/26 Valley Grove, WV 26060 Ohio county. 2 in 2 different traps about 2 miles from each other. 4th one this year at one location! 10 deeps with sc

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    5/31 Wheeling, WV 26003 Ohio county. Trap 10 deep 2 s c

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    6/2 Valley Grove, WV Ohio county. Trap 10 deep S C
    6/2 Sherrard, WV Marshall County. Trap 10 deep SC.

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    6/10 Valley Grove, WV Ohio county. Checking traps and saw one with very heavy scouting. Looked closer amd this was in the tree beside the trap. Shook them in a nuc and gave them to my buddy. This makes 22 so far this year.

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