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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Its that time of year for the Annual Ollie OD Frank swarmathon competition

    Thank you odfrank. I'm glad you are the rulemaker for this contest.
    "Rule Three of beekeeping...Never cease to feel wonder" Laurie R. King--
    March 2010; +/- 30 hives, TF

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    Default Re: Its that time of year for the Annual Ollie OD Frank swarmathon competition

    Quote Originally Posted by bevy's honeybees View Post
    Thank you odfrank. I'm glad you are the rulemaker for this contest.
    President, San Francisco Beekeepers Association
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    Default Re: Its that time of year for the Annual Ollie OD Frank swarmathon competition

    Quote Originally Posted by Rader Sidetrack View Post
    The link to photos... is malformed ...
    I love it! Feels somehow material for so immaterial "virtual link"
    Серёжа, Sergey

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    Default Re: Its that time of year for the Annual Ollie OD Frank swarmathon competition

    Quote Originally Posted by bevy's honeybees View Post
    Thank you odfrank. I'm glad you are the rulemaker for this contest.
    Actually Andrew started this thread and I can see that Charlie is squirming, so I apologize for taking charge. Andrew, please rule on Bev's catch.

  5. #45
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    Default Re: Its that time of year for the Annual Ollie OD Frank swarmathon competition

    I cought my first swarms two weeks ago. Yeah! I have eight nuc boxes spread out on our property in Gilroy. Checking the furthest box I noticed a bunch of activity at the entrance. I went back after dark and put a piece of duct tape over the entrance. Easy as pie, didn't even need to suit up. The next day when I went to re-set the box I noticed a grapefruit sized swarm in the same tree. The didn't even wait for me to get the box out of the truck before they started to investigate. I left the 2nd box out for the day and retieved it the 2nd night. I dumped the 2nd swarm on top of the first.

    I inspected the swarm today and they have two frames of comb drawn so I moved them to a 10 frame deep. They look like they are going to be a real strong hive.

    Can't wait for the next one.

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