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    Default Will your bees attempt to swarm in May

    Mine will
    still at least they are predicable
    I blame the oil seed rape

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    No OSR round here this year, right now I'll be happy if it stops raining for a couple of days running.

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    Swarm ... in May ... ?
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    Time will tell
    I'm going to hide behind my Snelgrove boards till it's all over


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    Mine are about 7 frames of brood short of exploiting the OSR.
    And it's cold and wet again.

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    Still only 9 degrees here for the rest of week and we are stil having hail showers which want to be snow, I have made one of those snelgrove boards and looking forward to using it, or possibly loosing the bees ????

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    14C and warmest day of the year. One of my jumbo langs is on 7 frames of brood.. Horsley board - newly made- likely to be used in real life..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatshark View Post
    Mine are about 7 frames of brood short of exploiting the OSR.
    And it's cold and wet again.
    Aye! As Ivor Cutlor would probably say " life in a scottish apiary" and for DR - Patron saint of lost causes is St Jude. NA NA NA NA NA....

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    Last year things were exactly the same cold and miserable
    I was pretty convinced we would be off to a slow start
    I dawdled before having a look and put my boards on a couple of weeks behind schedule
    Made a lot of extra work for myself
    This year I'm determined to be a bit more careful and not make the assumption weather will hold them back
    If there is OSR close by the population just explodes

    Madasafish let's know how you get on with the Horsley board if you decide to use it

    Thanks Feckless for the heads up on Saint Jude

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Drone Ranger View Post
    Madasafish let's know how you get on with the Horsley board if you decide to use it
    Ditto.
    I built one and used it a couple of years ago. Not very successfully. I hope you do better.
    In contrast I've done very well with simple split boards and am going to try a Snelgrove this year.

    Aside ... much like the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon ... there's got to be an equivalent that defines the number of posts a thread accumulates before a Snelgrove Board is mentioned On SBAi it's about 3.

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