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  1. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    All: I will apologize in advance if this question has been asked before- I couldn’t find anything in the archives quite like it, so here goes: Have you all observed any correlation between relative Spring swarm date and subsequent long-term overwintering success assuming one does not...
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I was wondering if there is a "Swarm Month" or a time when they show up more often then usual? Obviously they're not common in the winter, but is it just all spring long or only when there is a flow?
  3. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    My sister in law is a brand new beek who purchased a top bar hive a week and a half ago. The seller told her not to open the hive for a week. She never did. They swarmed yesterday. She's very upset and would have liked to have at least set up a baited box but she didn't know what was coming...
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    What with changes in climate and available forage, are you noticing changes in when your bees start to swarm? Are your swarm start dates changing? If yes why do you think? Strong hive weaker hive? Number of warm days? Long wet winter / other abnormal conditions? Average night temperatures...
  5. Bee Forum
    Looking for general swarm dates in southern lower Michigan. Have my swarm catchers built and need to know when to hang them out. Thanks for any info or tips.
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