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  1. Thread: planers

    by VanIslander
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    Re: planers

    I've had a Delta portable planer almost identical to this one, for somewhere between 10 & 15 years, and it's still going strong. It was on sale for just over $200 at the time. I'm a hobbiest, but...
  2. Re: True Statement? "OA will not harm either brood or the queen."

    Dean, your mailbox is full -- not accepting new mail.
  3. How many 8-frame medium boxes per hive?

    I’ve now built new 8-frame mediums boxes for two hives (for brood boxes and honey supers). I’ve only had experience with 10-frame deeps (and mediums), and these 8-frame mediums are sure smaller when...
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    Re: Favorite Youtube Personalities

    One of my favorite Youtube beekeeping videos is this one -- a newb doing an installation in a top bar hive. Learned a lot about how 'not' to do it, and had a good chuckle at this guy's misfortune. ...
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    Re: Gluing Frames?

    I first heard about polyurethane glues on Norm’s ‘New Yankee Workshop’ many years ago. It sounded like great stuff, so got a bottle and it seemed to work well. I do a lot of fussy wood segmenting...
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    Re: Hello from British Columbia

    Welcome Bruce. Seems like you and I are in the same boat, although I just have one NZ package and one local nuc ordered. BTW, I was born and raised in the Okanagan. Best of luck with your new...
  7. Re: Does water quality in your area effect honey

    This is interesting on another level, too.

    Anyone who's ever contracted 'beaver fever' (giardiasis) after drinking contaminated water will tell you interesting stories. Many wild (and domestic)...
  8. Re: Oxalic acid application Sprayer vs Vaporizer

    I've been looking at this oxidizer on Ebay for backyard use -- just two hives. Has anyone here seen or used one like this?

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    Re: NeeBee 2 hives different races

    I'm in the same boat as you, and asked the same question last summer. I was more encouraged with the answers I received, and still plan to start two hives from different suppliers and different...
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    Re: Medium Box Width

    I believe I'll go 13 3/4" as recommended by Michael and others. Many thanks for all for the excellent info -- I'm glad I asked...
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    Re: Medium Box Width

    I'll be making my frames too, so 1.25" won't be a problem. (Don't know much about bees, but not half-bad in a wood shop... ;)) Thanks for confirmation of the box size (and to Honda above, too) --...
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    Medium Box Width

    This is further to an earlier thread about frame spacing.

    I'll be making 8-frame mediums over the winter, and can't find a definitive answer as to how wide these boxes should be. Have seen a...
  13. Re: Which is the maximum production per hive with a single queen ?

    Here's some interesting info from the newsletter of the Canadian Honey Council re pounds of honey per hive per year. The difference across the country is amazing -- the prairie provinces average...
  14. Re: A project about CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder)

    The don't refer to it as CCD, but see...

    http://www.honeycouncil.ca/images2/pdfs/2013_November_Hivelights_low_res.pdf

    ... pages 7 & 8 from the Canadian Honey Council's, November newsletter,...
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    Re: Drone Bee Foraging??

    Great pics, BTW.... I'd be interested to know what kind of camera gear/setup you used for them?
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    Re: Lost Colony

    Please forgive a 'newb' question -- how will you keep the queen alive until spring?
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    Re: Fined for OAV

    Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency is playing hardball these days, too. From last May...

    http://www.honeybeezen.com/two-alberta-honey-producers-fined-for-unregistered-pest-control/
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    Re: Varroa Free Bees from Newfoundland

    Major 'kudos' to Newfoundland for keeping their island free of varroa. It's a big island -- a little bigger than Maine. It looks like they have avoided the varroa, thru banning the import of bees...
  19. Re: Different Types of Bees Next to One Another?

    Great info -- thanks, all. I'm encouraged to learn that different strains in neighboring hives won't be a problem. Gunter62, I wouldn't plan to keep them pure with purebred queens -- just want...
  20. Different Types of Bees Next to One Another?

    I'm deciding where to get bees for next spring for two hives. Is it ok to have hives with different types or strains of bees, next to one another? Ie. Italian in one, and 'Hawaiian' in the other? ...
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    Newb from the West Coast of Canada

    Hey all. I’ve been lurking a few weeks – time to say hello. I’m planning on starting a hive in the spring, and greatly enjoy all the spirited banter and great info shared here.
    I’ve read a couple...
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