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  1. Thread: Quebec Queens

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    Re: Quebec Queens

    Ben, here are results:

    8 out of 10 colonies with Pope Canyon queens died
    All of 20 colonies with Olivarez carnies survived, in good shape, only few of them started on sugar.
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    Re: Full time Beekeeper

    The best time ever to go commercial. Good luck :thumbsup:
  3. Thread: Quebec Queens

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    Re: Quebec Queens

    Raising my own queens will start when I move to my property in Hastings.
    For a time being I can spare only weekends for my beekeeping.
  4. Thread: Quebec Queens

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    Re: Quebec Queens

    Will do. There is always a risk factor with imported queens.
  5. Thread: Quebec Queens

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    Re: Quebec Queens

    Maybe I would try pure Quebec queens, but not Pope Canyon queens, ever again.
    {Pope Canyon Queens: VSH Carniolans and Italians from northern Quebec (Desrochers) and Laval University breeding program...
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    Re: Pumping from drums

    I believe a stainless steel pizza tray with holes, on the bottom of the drum, would prevent suction of plastic.
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    Re: Small Cell Studies

    Wow, that is how you treat one of the most civil and knowledgable members of the beesource.
    Could you please erase my name from beesource membership list, and all my posts. Thank you.
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    Re: Labels post a picture of your labels!

    This should be better
    http://s1185.photobucket.com/albums/z347/kombijakov/honey%20labels/?action=view&current=Marbees-Honey-500-g-Final1.jpg
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    Re: Labels post a picture of your labels!

    This was done back in September
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    Re: Starting out in treatment-free beekeeping

    I believe there are very few people who speak or understand your language Mr. Parker.
    With that barrier present I don't think people get insulted with your "talk".
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    Re: Good Breeders in Canada?

    Twenty of my hives in home yard came from Dancing Bees Apiaries in Canton, Ontario.
    Ontario stock highly resistant and good producers.
    http://www.site.dancingbeehoney.com/Queens_and_Nucs.html
    In...
  12. Re: Long term engine preservation winter and fuel stabilizer question

    Run till dry, and use the highest octane number gas you can find.
  13. Thread: Our Gene Pool

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    Re: Our Gene Pool

    Long time ago:D
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    Re: will a "mixed" field of clover work

    As beeware said, go in strips, half and half or sweet clover on perimeter and dutch in the middle. Sweet clover grows up to 5 feet, and to get a second bloom from dutch clower you have to mow it, and...
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    Re: What Nut Bearing Trees Do Bees Like?

    Hazelnut trees, last year I planted 20 of them, 15 survived our winter, and doing fine.
    Good source of early pollen and nectar.
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    Re: English Plastic feeder

    They do ship to Canada, just wanted to check if it's available on this side of the pond.
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    Re: English Plastic feeder

    Adrian, it is one just bellow the rapid feeder, named english
    MB, I know for one Bee Works has, but it's small for me.
    One I asked about would be the right size, when building new colonies on new...
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    Re: English Plastic feeder

    maybe this will work
    https://secure.thorne.co.uk/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/millhouse/thorne/shop/springer?ACTION=thispage&THISPAGE=page10122.html&ORDER_ID=189271294
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    English Plastic feeder

    Wondering if anybody in North America makes this type of feeder
    https://secure.thorne.co.uk/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/millhouse/thorne/shop/springer?ACTION=SHOP&THISPAGE=page20023.html&ORDER_ID=!ORDERID!
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    Re: Hive presevative

    Arbourcoat stain by B.Moore, better than any other stain I used in past. Latex. Just finished 50 deeps last weekend. One coat for vertical surfaces is enough.
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    Re: I never thought pure honey could taste bad

    I heard that beer brewers prefer dark honey for honey lager.;)
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    Re: I never thought pure honey could taste bad

    My mix of plants here (canadian thistle, sweet clover, milkweed, white clover), and the best honey I ever tasted. Light in colour.
    Have people waiting for the harvest of this honey.
    Is there...
  23. Thread: MannLake order

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    Re: MannLake order

    Ordered ss 2" honey gate and 1" NDV from MannLake. Both items first class products delivered within seven days.
    Last week ordered two qts of camcote from Brushy Mtn. Arrived today. These were...
  24. Poll: Re: Should wax dipping with rosin of equipment be considered a treatment in this foru

    When you use gum rosin, a substance that does have pesticidal properties, and then mix it and heat it with beeswax, you will get new and uncharacterized compounds formed. That's a treatment.

    No...
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    Re: Another "rookie" question

    Agree with NCSU
    It's a strong urge, but you have to work on selfcontrol:) Every other week for me.
    A lot can be learned just by watching them flying in and out, are they busy, are they bringing in...
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