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    Re: Question about bulk milk tanks?

    We have 5 that we use in our bottling line. We have one that still has the agitator we only use if we need a second tank for creamed honey. We are also certified kosher tanks just need to be...
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    Re: Ontario Apiary Inspectors

    The last time I was inspected I had 3 of them show up. The had attempted to call me a few times but Guelph had 1 digit of my phone number wrong. They were in the area and stopped in. I was told by...
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    Re: Can it be fast tracked?

    Ontario is a lot different than Manitoba. Just like my area is a lot different than napanee. Join your local bee club and start there.
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    Re: Can it be fast tracked?

    Pretty much the way it goes for us here. Make honey or make bees. Not enough time in our warm seasons for focusing on both. If you have honey orders you can't fill you'll have to buy it from someone...
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    Re: Winter weight for singles

    I think you should be pretty good at that weight for our area. Like mentioned offer a second round and see if they take more if you're concerned. But if they don't have room for more stores it kind...
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    Re: Mating Nuc Colours

    We have a very large and successful queen and bee supplier near us that uses exclusively green painted hives.
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    Re: Beekeepers suing EPA

    here in Ontario Syngenta is playing bee health commercials on the radio saying they are working towards helping maintain bee health and if youre interested in bee health to work with them
  8. Thread: Ontario Bees

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    Re: Ontario Bees

    I find them to be very curious. Meaning you can expect to see them everywhere within 100 yards of the hives. I think alot of this has to do with the amount of bees they have during the main nectar...
  9. Thread: Ontario Bees

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    Re: Ontario Bees

    I have 3 Szabo Hives. All 3 are extremely amazing honey producers and extremely healthy, good house keepers and forage well into sunset. They produced more honey from the 3 szabos than my other 7...
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    Re: Ontario 2012 Honey Prices

    been getting 8 for a 5oog jar 10 for chunk honey and 10 for cut comb 1 lb and up
  11. Re: If you see swarm cells this late.. what to do

    I have heard of 2 swarms recently around here (Neither person called me to catch them unfortunately). I had one hive that was ready to swarm so I did an artificial swarm on Sunday and hope for the...
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    Re: Anybody getting any swarm calls right now?

    Checked out a cutout today in a barn wall they will be coming home with me tomorrow . Have another cutout to do next wekend aswell potentially 3 colonies there. Both cutouts they were telling me that...
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    Re: Best Breeders in Canada

    Szabo Queens Honey and queens by Mike and Dancing bee Apiaries should make that list. I am only aware of Ontario Apiaries though sorry.

    Szabo www.honeybees.ca

    Mike www.honeyandqueens.com
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    Re: Importance of humidity in making splits.

    I always give a jar or sugar water to compensate
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    I had a cell builder hive that I gave a quick look at last night and it had 4 queen cells all capped. I changed over the jar feeder I had inside an empty super on the cell builder and closed them up...
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    Re: anyone making splits in the north

    I'm ready to field the questions and remarks on my crazt moves and unconventional ways. That said I frequent this site but for the most part live in my own little world and I'm not afraid to fail...
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    Re: Combining Nucs

    usually if there is something wrong with the larva etc the bees will tear the cells down. I'm with JD I'd shake a couple frames of bees from another hive to give the weak one a boost and see what the...
  18. Thread: Chickens

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    Re: Chickens

    no issues with mine they seem to find alot better things than the bees to mess with
  19. Thread: Moving Hives

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    Re: Moving Hives

    I'm confused! I have moved hives from 6 all the way up to 175 miles in one day and never questioned it. Is there something I'm missing?
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    Re: Capped Drone Brood in March in MN?

    all my hives had capped drone when I went through today supposed to get below freezing tonight and hover around freezing for 2 days. i guess time will tell what this season has in store for us.
  21. Re: What are these black spots on my bottom board?

    My first guess would have been something coming outta your smoker. I have seen in my hives before if use short pine neeedles if the smoker is tipped too far when I am working the charred ends can...
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    Re: March 20th in Ontario

    my property is on a hill and all my bees appear to be coming out of the lowlands on 2 sides of us. By best guess is skunk cabbage from the swamp and flooded timber. I've yet to take a walk and see if...
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    Re: Splitting hives, taking honey...timing

    Last year nucs were made around the middle of May Those nucs were ready to go to full size deeps by the first weekend in June. Like Mr Bush said keep an eye for the drones. And definately don't take...
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    Re: When to unwrap?

    its more of a personal preferance thing I believe. i unwrapped 4 hives today they were all booming with bees. I don't insulate etc. I only wrap with black tar paper. There is a fairly large beekeeper...
  25. Re: Mysterious deaths of my two hives... do you know what happened??

    The small specs in the cells look like varroa feces. I would make a guess that the varroa have weakened the colony and they just finally couldn't make it to food and got knocked down to a cluster...
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