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I was tought that in this aera the first day you need AC in the car look for swarms :scratch:
 

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From what I've read, beginning in springtime and throughout summer and early fall, whenever conditions in the hive get crowded and there is a nectar flow going on. Search this site for George Imirie's "Pink Pages" post and read them. Goes into lots of detail about swarm prevention measures.
 

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In my area (Northeast), it's been my experience that most swarming occurs in June, after there has been a spring build up of brood and bees. Typically when room/space in the hive is tight.
 

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Every region has a different time table. If you can figure out when apple blossom peaks in your area that will be about when the colonies start casting swarms and it generally lasts for a month or so.
 
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