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    Re: Worst place you been stung.

    Wow ... I'm guessing I've been lucky so far. At one point this past summer, I was averaging a sting every visit for some reason. By far the worst was getting stung in the shin ... I could feel the...
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    Re: 10% Off Pigeon Mountain Bees

    Hello everyone,
    Cdn beek here ... Two years ago I paid $160 for a package of bees w/mated queen ... all the other bigger bee dealers were charging $180-$200. The year before my purchase, you could...
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    Re: Wrapping and winter feeding

    Hey Zoe,
    I'm just an hours drive from you near Smiths Falls ... I keep my hives just outside of Frankville (about 20min away) ... second year beek with 4 hives.
    I also use the BeeDry system from...
  4. Thread: spider

    by parksguyy
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    Re: spider

    Ok guys,
    Picture this, beek goes into garage to get beek equipment stored in a plastic tote for regular inspection. As he is about to place it into the back of his Ford Escape, guess whats staring...
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    Re: hopguard and mite-away quick strips

    Hithere,
    Be very careful using MAQS, a very experienced beek in our area used them for the first time ... I think it was last fall. He lost 53 queens after following the directions. He went after...
  6. Re: Gathering Info on what fair prices for bee nucs

    Hello there,
    Cdn beek here, a few years ago just before I got into beekeeping, a nuc was going for $140-$160, I got my 4 nucs last year for $165.00 while many others were paying $180.00 or more. ...
  7. Question regarding proper usage of triangular bee escape and inner covers

    Hello everyone,
    Second year beek here from the north (Ottawa area, Ontario). Looks like we have some honey to harvest and will be using a triangular bee escape to remove the bees from the honey...
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    Re: Shims for heatwave

    Hey guys,
    This summer I placed a 1"x4" piece of strapping between my inner cover and outer cover, at the back. Great ventilation plus it angles your outer cover which drains any rain away. Simple...
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    Re: Winterizing Ventilation

    Mr. Beeman & Tenbears,
    Second year beek here in Ontario (Ottawa area), our four hives survived their first winter basically using the same method as you. In the Ottawa to Kingston area there were...
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    Re: Green Drone Frames

    Hey there,
    I use two in each of our hives as well, we run with two deeps. It seems to work well for us, its alittle more work manipulating the frames, but we want to remain treatment (chemical)...
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    Re: Sunflower seed for smoker fuel?

    Hello everyone,
    I've just started using wood pellets, and they work very nicely and seem to last a long time, and produce alot of smoke. The trick to smokers I am finding, is purchasing a large one...
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    Supercedure Cells

    Hello everyone,
    Second year Cdn Beek here ... 4 hives came thru our winter fine and have been doing well since ... despite a later spring and now cooler, wet weather. This week we are into a major...
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    Honey production

    Hey Everyone,
    Second year Cdn beek here, went into the winter with 4 new hives and came thru it with the same four ... our local bee club recently did a survey of its members at the latest meeting...
  14. Thread: Feeders

    by parksguyy
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    Re: Feeders

    Hey there,
    I think I will eventually move towards the guail waterers, its simple and lots of capacity. We presently keep quail, so I have a few of these waterers, (we have Weimaraners and a German...
  15. Thread: Feeders

    by parksguyy
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    Re: Feeders

    Hi there,
    I just purchased two miller style feeders for $10 believe it or not, literally brand new ... one did have some mold in it but I was able to clean it out quite easily. This beek was simply...
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    Re: where to buy large bags of sugar?

    Hey there,
    Fellow Canadian here, just outside of Ottawa, Ontario.
    I just managed to find 20kg bags of suger @ $15.99 from what I would refer to as National Grocers.
    Basically this store sells...
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    Re: Hive Top Feeders

    Hey there,
    I managed to purchased two Millar style hive top feeders from a friend who was going to throw them out, because one had alittle mold in it and the fact they are a handful to move when...
  18. Thread: Mite count

    by parksguyy
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    Re: Mite count

    Hi there, new beek here but recently did my own mite count. Place your sticky boards in hive for 3 days and then count all the mites (yes, the whole board unfortunately). The mites will appear as...
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