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    Re: Open Feeding (Open Feeders) methods

    We feed our hives the same way as Ian does. Quick and efficient. The bees feed on it very fast.
    We used to use the smaller rubber made tubs and buckets and notice a huge difference in hive...
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    Re: Wax rendering

    Reduce the wood use in our outdoor wood furnace....seriously. I press out quite a bit with sieves and a stick but there is still some in there.
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    Re: buying a cappings spinner?

    The first time I used a cappings spinner....maxant jr. For 100 hives, average 180lbs a hive, we saved at least 1 barrel, 600 lbs of honey with the spinner. That was with a flail chain uncapper.
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    Re: please help I can't figure this out

    Sounds like your hive is honey bound in the brood chamber. They will continue to swarm until the last swarm cell has hatched. This will leave your hive weak on bees.
    You need to open up the hive,...
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    Re: Tests Show Most Store Honey Isnít Honey

    I sure have been out of the loop for a while. I had no idea we had to define what was honey. Thinking all this time, we got it so wrong.
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    Re: Advice on killing a hive

    Shake them out when it gets a bit warmer. Remove the boxes. Give them a bit for the flyers to fly and then go through what is left and find the queen and do away with her. End of hive
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    Re: Asthma and bee venom allergy?

    I am an adult with childhood asthma and allergies. Defined as "allergic asthma" which means my allergies are one of the things which trigger my asthma. We just found out last summer I am suppose to...
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    Re: Spring mite treatment - what is good?

    I always follow directions...even on withdrawal.
    Never compromise the product with less of it or less time. This is how resistance is built. We need to remember that the key is to kill as many...
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    Re: Spring mite treatment - what is good?

    apivar in the spring, formic in the fall when the temps are in the right zone.
    No. Key is to get the mites under control before the viruses or nosema set in creating complications and timing is...
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    Re: Spring mite treatment - what is good?

    I have a different view. I believe in a hard knock back in the spring and then cleanup if needed in the fall.
    Reasons....
    1. Mites double in quantity every brood cycle of (3 weeks)
    2. When...
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    Re: Ok... I need answers

    How long in the wash before you counted the mites? and I am assuming that you took the bees from the brood frames, preferably not capped, not feed frames in the brood chamber.
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    Re: Ok... I need answers

    Mr. Beeman, I asked how and where you tested in the bee season and when you tested
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    Re: Ok... I need answers

    When you tested in the summer what method and where did the bees come from? Honey Supers, brood frames, capped or larva stage, feed frames?
    And finally, how long were the bees in the alcohol...
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    Re: Pics of wax separators

    Take a look at the maxant spinner. I have two juniors and they are good. They have saved me alot of honey in the drum rather than in the wax.
    no heat applied
  15. Re: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Registration

    When we applied to be registered and set up our standards in the honeys house, in compliance with the CFIA Inspection and Registration program, one of the things that was said to me about getting the...
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    Re: 2012 Dieback Already?

    6+ inches here now already with more in the forcast. But I hear you are getting it worse Ian
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    Re: advice please on cleaning

    Good to know CR. Just hot water and a floor squeegie and a scrapper worked well to clean the hot house floor
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    Re: advice please on cleaning

    YUP!! Hubby could not agree more! only way to ensure that things should work next year.
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    Re: advice please on cleaning

    I stand corrected...asked hubby...1 1/2 inch, the grate is close to 3"
    Yes out the door too
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    Re: advice please on cleaning

    Thanks guys, will start with the garden hose.
    The electrican is planning conduit piping and abs piping for the wires and rewiring the extraction line. Apparently many extension cords is not a good...
  21. Re: Have an offer hard to refuse, I think, help please

    Wait until spring.
    I have had people call me to buy bees now...newbies. I let them know that i will sell to them if their heart is set,however, I would prefer in the spring when I can take the...
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    advice please on cleaning

    Not sure how i managed this...have to say I had alot of help...thankful to the provider.
    But 2x the hives and done extracting before Christmas...New one for me
    However, now I have this cowen thing...
  23. Thread: EPI Pen

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    Re: EPI Pen

    From someone who has been there and done that...
    If you are a beekeeper get a pen. I was not allergic and as most of you know, now I am...life and death. I have spent alot of time in the er this...
  24. Re: Indoor wintering in northern climates on a commercial scale

    I live about 5 hours north of Ian...or there abouts. We winter outdoors. I would love to try indoor wintering. Maybe a bit easier on the pocket book in feed costs, wrap costs, and live versus...
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    Re: amitraz approved for S.D.

    Benstung, apivar is the name of the strips which deliver the amatraz product used to control varroa. We have used in Canada for a few years now.
    Still the same thing applies. If you use it in the...
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