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  1. #141
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    OD, I took your advice, and moved the nucs out of the marital bedroom.
    http://s1110.beta.photobucket.com/us...tml?sort=6&o=0

  2. #142
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    Adrian,

    Those are cute, they will be sure to make the drones very happy! LOL
    Coyote Creek Bees

  3. #143
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    Wow! That is Love!
    I have done a composite repair on a Sunfish sailboat and rebuilt a Vespa carburetor in my livingroom before but admit it might not fly for the man in my life to do something similar. Wood dust and paint fumes in the bedroom would be a tough sell. The basement would be okay, I woodwork there all the time. I guess you do what you have to do. That is what I did with the Sunfish. Glad you have a great/understanding wife!

  4. #144
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    As all beekeepers are 100% honest I feel that we should allow entries until 12/31/12 as long as they base their starting count on 10/1/12
    well, I'm in if I'm allowed, at October first, 78 double, 18 single 8 nucs wrapped and treated with formic and oxalic.. and sure, well feed.

  5. #145
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    [QUOTE=Adrian Quiney WI;872323]OD, I took your advice, and moved the nucs out of the marital bedroom./QUOTE]

    Thank Charlie not me. It is his marriage that is tottering on the brink because of that sticky kitchen floor and I don't want yours to follow suit. I have had a shop and extracting room miles from my bedroom for 35 years and my latest marriage has lasted 27 because of that. I do now have four hives on my upstairs deck and that is not questioned by the family as long as I don't inquire into where the honey sales cash disappears to. To my daughter: "Do you need any money for the movies?" "No, I sold four quarts this morning".....

  6. #146
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    i'll get back in if you can give me a grace period to 11/10/12. i shook one out that day, but i should have already done it a couple of weeks prior.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

  7. #147
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    You're in square peg as long as you agree to harass Ollie whenever you can. Poor Mrs. Frank, why do bad things happen to good people?
    President, San Francisco Beekeepers Association
    www.habitatforhoneybees.org

  8. #148
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    hurray! thanks chuck!

    does the winner get a box of scones?
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

  9. #149
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    Quote Originally Posted by squarepeg View Post
    i'll get back in if you can give me a grace period to 11/10/12. i shook one out that day, but i should have already done it a couple of weeks prior.
    You and Charlie are too full of excuses. You can get back in but that shakeout of course has to be counted as a loss after 10/1. Both you and Charlie have to realize this is a competition, not nursery school.

  10. #150
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie B View Post
    Poor Mrs. Frank, why do bad things happen to good people?
    Her life is sad and confused....she met Charlie late one dark, cold night outside his garage while he sold me some funky homemade inner covers and she still refers to him as "that nice guy in San Francisco".

  11. #151
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    dern!!!

    can i get credit for winter 2010? 4 hives, zero losses.

    or winter 2011? 10 hives, zero losses.

    oh well, i'm still in for '12. 17 hives, one loss. (but i want those scones if i win )
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

  12. #152
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    I've got a lot of cans of paint with 1" in them.
    boxes.jpg
    pastels.jpg
    Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. -Frank Zappa

  13. #153
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    This may not be the place to ask this question. But most of the pics of hives posted have been in the shade. So what is the best location to place a hive, shade or full sun?? My hives are in a location that gets the first rays in the morning. But shaded from the hot sun after 2pm on.

    Thanks all.

  14. #154
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    Quote Originally Posted by GLOCK View Post
    If i can get in i have 13 hives and 2 nucs since OCT. 1 All chemical free i would never lie only to cops and judges.
    Checked on my bee yard today was 60f today and going to be 65 plus tomorro all hives are heavy and buzzin. So far so good what a nice winter so far hope it's like it was last year.
    Happy beeing everyone.
    GOATMAN mine are in full sun all day pretty much and i have some pure black hives and i have no problems i think the bee's like the heat.
    Say hello to the bad guy!
    year five==== 31 hives==== T{OAV}

  15. #155
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    Nice hives cg3
    Bill...in Southeast Ohio

  16. #156
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    since october 1 my current hive # are as follows 2 observation hives 11 double deeps no treatments,didn't feed, no patties above,this year 3 swarms caught 1 cut out,3 walk away splits,3 going into 3rd winter,3 second winter. total of 13 hives.

  17. #157
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    I have to agree with OD on this one, it wouldn't be fair to everyone else. I still have a nuc trying to raise a queen, & a light hive that where having problems before the contest started but I'm counting them.
    We also haven't lost a hive in 3 years, congratulations on that.

    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    You can get back in but that shakeout of course has to be counted as a loss after 10/1. Both you and Charlie have to realize this is a competition, not nursery school.
    Dan

  18. #158
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    yeah, not a nursery school, i get it. thanks dan, 73.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

  19. #159
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie B View Post


    I don't know what looks worse, those boxes or your bee suit!
    Hey, Ollie got a new bee suit!

    Ollie's New Bee Suit.jpg
    President, San Francisco Beekeepers Association
    www.habitatforhoneybees.org

  20. #160
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    Default Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    Not the first or last time I've been called an ass. He's as handsome as I am in a bee suit.

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