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  1. #1
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    Default Excellent Presentation on Swarm Prevention

    I had the privileged to hear Odfrank speak at our bee club on swarm prevention Wednesday night. I wish I had taped it.
    I also had the privilege to hear Fuzzy speak at the Santa Clara bee club on the same topic. Both techniques taught were
    basically in agreement with each other. These guys are excellent speakers and were well prepared.

    It's nice to have this caliber of beekeeper on our forum and if you're looking for a good speaker for your bee club in California,
    you should talk to them. You won't be disappointed.
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    Default Re: Excellent Presentation on Swarm Prevention

    Charlie B-

    Care to describe the techniques for swarm prevention that they discussed?

    Thanks,

    WhiteOak

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    Default Re: Excellent Presentation on Swarm Prevention

    I'd be very interested to hear what they had to say, too.

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    Default Re: Excellent Presentation on Swarm Prevention

    After my experiences last year and this mild winter, I'd love to learn more about swarm prevention!!!

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    Default Re: Excellent Presentation on Swarm Prevention

    Quote Originally Posted by JMat View Post
    I'd be very interested to hear what they had to say, too.
    I don't think I could do it justice. Get a hold of Fuzzy or Odfrank on this forum and ask them for their notes.
    Next time I'll tape and post it.
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    Default Re: Excellent Presentation on Swarm Prevention

    Folks,

    The subject takes a lot of time and a lot of thought. And you must build and understanding of what is going on and why. To be honest, most of my info was derived from Walt Wright's work. So, to start with check out this thread http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...heckerboarding

    I also recommend that you contact Walt and purchase a copy of his notes on "nectar managment and checkerboarding" for a very nominal fee. It is a few dollars for a lot of info and well worth it.

    Fuzzy

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    Default Re: Excellent Presentation on Swarm Prevention

    i'll second the motion on walt's manuscript. even if his checkerboarding method isn't suitable for your locality, there is a wealth of information on the bee's yearly cycle that is of value to any beekeeper.

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    Default Re: Excellent Presentation on Swarm Prevention

    This summer when one of my huge swarms is in the top of my Mexican Locust with 1 1/2" thorns, I am going to call Charlie down to box it so he stops tooting his horn about my swarm control knowledge.

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    Default Re: Excellent Presentation on Swarm Prevention

    Hi Charley,
    Our speaker the other day was a commercial beekeeper on swarm prevention.
    If OD or Fuzzy wouldn't mind driving to Walnut Creek, we have a couple openings for later in the year.
    Not the right time for swarm prevention, but maybe another topic.
    Thanks,
    Dan

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    Default Re: Excellent Presentation on Swarm Prevention

    Dan,

    Good luck trying to get Ollie to talk about swarm trapping. He told me he didn't want to "reveal his secrets". Less competition for him I suppose. Fuzzy's more easy going about trapping.
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    Default Re: Excellent Presentation on Swarm Prevention

    Yea but OD likes messing with you, & our members aren't in competition with him.
    Dan

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    Default Re: Excellent Presentation on Swarm Prevention

    True!
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