page 11 for the rest of the entrysOwen Thomas's records of swarms, written in a consistent and clear
style throughout, are translated in full below. They cover the twenty
years 1757 to 1776, except that 1775 lacks an entry; possibly there were
no swarms in that year.
1757 : One old hive: the first swarm 7 June, the second swarm 20 June;
swarm out of the first swarm 8 July, second swarm from the first