Many swarms happening?

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acepestdetective 

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Hi guys and gals.

Currently out of the country so just wondering if there are many swarms so far this season? I have left me bees in the capable hands of a family member and have yet to speak to them regarding the weather etc so hope thinks aren't too mad there!?

Hope all is well in the land off keeping.

Rob.
 

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Bees are still trying to swarm in Hants.
I was told only last night that one of my hives may be trying to escape,I also have a couple of virgins mating so it could of been that instead,the message was a bit vague.

Will have to pop up this afternoon and check..
 

tidymeup 

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I collected a nice swarm yesterday afternoon from plumley in Cheshire.
 

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I had two calls last friday for swarms around York, sadly away from base so could not oblige. Dry but close and 'stormy' here, I suspect the flow has eased off but will come back with a bit of rain (expected) so there will be a few cooped up hives by next weekend. I don't think the swarm season is over around here quite yet.

Just checked my 4, fortunately OK, but they are piling on the honey!
 

Haughton Honey 

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Had a rash of swarm collections up until about 10 days ago or so.....things/phone calls seem to have quietened down a bit now.

Had to AS (demaree) one of my own black bee colonies yesterday, but oddly enough my Buckfast and Buckfast X bees have shown no inclination to swarm this season......as yet!
 

bruce 

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Last swarm call three days ago so not over yet but definitely quieting down after a busy May/June.
 

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have caught a few swarms in bait boxes.

My bees are still producing QC's though... regardless of how much space they have. Checked 5 hives yeasterday... one had swarmed, 3 others had QC's.
 

YorkshireBees 

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I collected a good size swarm Friday and then got a call for a colony 'cut out' from a compost bin lid, it must have been there some time, 5 lovely shaped honey combs packed with stores and mixed brood, including sealed!
Definitely less calls than May and start of June but not over yet!

**Must get more hives ready!**
 

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From one double hive we took 3 nucs out (2 frames brood/bees, 2 frames stores, 1 drawn each) at the middle of May as it was bursting at the seams, and put back on a drawn brood box. Early June is had wet queen cells, so we split it. That split swarmed (a cast) about 3 weeks later (fortunately while we were looking at it!), and the original hive is showing wet queen cells again.

So yes, swarming is definitely going on in southern Scotland! :)
 
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