Number of swarm calls down?

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Barry Tolson, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Barry Tolson

    Barry Tolson New Member

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    All,
    An interesting observation. This year I started getting swarm calls several weeks earlier than usual, but the total number of calls is way down from normal. Typically I would be getting several calls a day at this time of year. This year, though, it's less than one per week.
    Is anyone else experiencing different than normal swarm call numbers this year?
    Barry
     
  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Yeah I am........................did not get any, not even a yellow jacket call!!

    G3
     

  3. riverrat

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    im seeing the same thing in my area. but last year there was onl 3 of us registered with the extention agency this year there is 8 so that has cut in to us a little
     
  4. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    I've had about 20% of the number of calls I normally get. Last year being the worst honey year on record, I guess far fewer colonies made it through winter.
     
  5. BeeHunter

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    I'm seeing the same here. Although this year we are actually doing better on honey production!?!? I had a hive swarm off of mine last week and others are bursting. I since have supered them but we're having a more productive season w/ alot less calls. I had around 25-30 calls by now. I'm sitting @ 5-6 now!
     
  6. BeeHunter

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    I got a nice swarm call friday and just got another today(footballsized in a tree)! I cant get this one(no time) if anyone is interested in the KC area? call me today or tomorrow
    Zane 816-632-8023
     
  7. Barry Tolson

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    It's been about 2 weeks since I got a swarm call now. Most unusual. Makes me wonder if the swarm calls are done for the year already.
     
  8. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    I havent had a call for a week and a half then got 3 today you just never can tell