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Lots of Commercial hives.......
What's the earliest in the year fellow beeks on here have either seen or heard about a swarm?

I'm intrigued to know. Around these parts I think third week of April was the earliest I've heard of one......
 

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2nd week of April last year I found swarm cells in a hive so would of been 3rd week of April as well.
 

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2nd April 10 years ago. They were Italians I bought as a nuc in July the year before.
I hived the swarm and it started queen cells within days.

Since then I've never had anything earlier than 3rd week of April.
 

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Even this far south the earliest I have had is 19th April, so pretty close to the 3rd week "norm"
 

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My neighbours swarmed on the 20th April last year.

Darren.
 
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15 April last year. Just so happened to be on the allotment at the time made out I knew what was going on and it was a lovely thing to watch.
 

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