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    Re: Early frost up here in the Peace Region

    We didn't see much frost here, maybe a trace. My home yard is still putting on weight, when its above 20-22C. My other yards are robbing. Ian, how can you tell if Alfalfa is damaged by frost? Do...
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    Re: 2 Cook and Beals Extracting Lines

    I'll take 'em, unless your missing a zero? Hehe
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    Re: Cowen 28 Frame Extractor

    Hope its working well for you, thats what i use, and I like it.
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    Re: Maxant 7000 Spin Thru

    Thank-you maxant. I have sent you a pm with my email. Also in the pm i asked about the effect temperature of the feed product has on the effectiveness of the separation and what is different about...
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    Re: Maxant 7000 Spin Thru

    Maxant, i have been unable to identify how the 7000 works. I see in some places that the wax collects on a perferated screen, but on you website it says the wax collects on the honey, and the honey...
  6. Re: Phrases I just wouldn't have expected to say till I started beekeeping

    In three days they'll eat the queen out!
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    Re: How many Hives???

    This interests me. We have miles of alfalfa that is just starting to bloom after the first and only cut. I have been praying for rain, as we haven't had any in a month but perhaps its for the best....
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    Re: Question on adding supers

    If they dont cut the flowering alfalfa, the flow should continue till first frost. Sounds normal compared to my experience with 2lb packages. Alfalfa is a very good nectar source once the bees build...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    What did blackberrys pay? Ive heard you can make a box of honey on them in a normal year?
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    Re: Using a Fume board with excluders on...

    Although I do find excluders a challenge to remove the last box, i cant imagine using fume boards without an excluder. Any brood in the top boxes grinds bee movement to a halt. It would be a waste...
  11. Re: When replacing brood frames with wax foundation after splits

    On 50-60 hives this year I have checker boarded in 3 frames of foundation into my singles, pulling the brood above the excluder to coax them into the second box.
    It has worked better than i hoped or...
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    Re: Heat exchanger temp setting

    I don't have a honey exchanger, but I suspect one of two causes. Either the dial is out of calibration (likely a set screw holds it in place), or the dial controls the heat medium outlet temp, and...
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    Re: Heat exchanger temp setting

    I don't understand. Are you saying that oil holds more heat than water at a given temperature?
    If you are pumping 9000 watts into oil or into water the amount of heat added is equal, but the...
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    Re: 9 Frames in 10 Frame Super

    I bought 200 supers from my wifes grandefather. They all had built in frame spacers. Not anymore! I tried them on 2 or 3 hives before deciding that they had to go. It was a shame, as they were...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    I'm not sure. It was .90 last year, I haven't called to find out this year yet.
    Luke
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Double post, sorry
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    What prices are being offered in canada this year? As a beemaid member I won't know my price for over a year from now!
    Luke
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    Re: Hive Boom for Bee Truck

    Ez-loader makes exactly what your looking for but it is big $$$$.
    Luke
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    Re: 500 hive operation Honey extraction line

    Right on, please do. How many hives/honey do you plan to run through it?
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    Re: 500 hive operation Honey extraction line

    I use a 28 frame cowen. In a 10 hour day with 2 people we do 100 boxes, about 5-6 drums of honey. I agree the cowen wax spinner is a bottle neck, but the uncapper outpaces the extractor 2-1. That...
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    Re: Grande praire

    I know a guy with a few hives 10 min north of grande prairie. Pm me if you want details
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    Re: extracting outdoors at night.

    We extract in a for-purpose built building, but its hot and crowded. When it gets dark and the bees stop flying we throw open the doors and continue with the night air drafting through. If you are...
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    Re: Canola picture

    Yes
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    Re: Time to start thinking about winter.

    Ensure the are fed properly and then check them during warm spells. Suit up and carefully move a frame of feed into the cluster if they need it.
    Luke
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    Re: Can I Test my Honey in the Freezer?

    Exact temperature, I'm not sure, but this is exactly my experience.
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