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first swarm of the season for me. harpers ferry WV on the side of a house.
 

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3 swarms in the last 10 days around Winchester VA.
 

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25801 Beckley WV
Not my hives but an acquaintance had two of his hives to swarm on 3/30/12. He was able to capture one of the two.

This is 5 weeks earlier than the first swarm from one of my hives last year!!!
 

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25840 Fayetteville, WV
Easter Swarm...had a swarm in my outyard today. Went to check my hives after dinner and the air was full of bees. They settled about 8 feet up in a spruce tree, cut the limb and laid on a sheet in front of a 5 frame nuc. All were inside within an hour or so.
 

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4/13/12
25840 - Fayetteville, WV
Second swarm of the year in my outyard at about 3:00 pm. Queen couldn't fly and the 2# swarm ended up at the base of a chain-link fence post behind the hive. Would have been fairly easy had half the swarm and the queen not been under a piece of mine conveyor belt that is under the hives. First swarm that I've captured while laying on my side...better than 20 feet up a tree though! Finally found the queen and installed her in a 5-frame nuc with the swarm. Made up 7 splits from this yard on 4/14/12...hope I am ahead of them for a change.
 

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First swarm for us this year. In my daughter's backyard in the middle of town in Marietta, OH. It was soccer ball sized (maybe 6lbs). The weather was 57 degrees, misty rain off/on all day with a little wind. It was in a mulberry tree approximately 8 to 9 ft off the ground.
 

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5/25/2012
Cross Lanes, WV

Got a call early this morning about a basketball sized swarm located on a split rail fence in a neighborhood about 5 miles away. I wasn't able to go look at it until after work so my wife volunteered to go catch it for me!
 

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West Virginia---have an extremely small swarm hanging in one of my apple trees. A queen and about 20-25 bees. They've been there for 3 days. Too small, too late...
 

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3 trapped swarms 5/25
St. Clairsville OH 43950
West Alexander PA 15376
Tridelphia WV 26059
it was a good day!
 

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I had a swarm move into my swarm trap on the 23rd or 24th. First one of the year. Believe they came out of a bee tree that was populated from a swarm from one of my hives last year.
 

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Two in traps today.
Dilles Bottom OH 43947
Tridelphia WV 26059 2nd one in this trap this week.
 

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Tridelphia WV 26059
Saw a swarm landing in a locust tree 10 yards from my trap this morning around 10. Got excited expecting them to go to the trap but they took up residence inside of the tree. :(
 

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7/2 Proctor, WV 26055
Trapped swarm, land owner called 7/2 wife and I went and checked it this evening.
 

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8/11/15
26031 my top bar swarmed today around 1:30. I caught them and put them in a nuc. I think this swarm was a result of overfeeding heavy syrup on my part.
 
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