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    Re: Florida dept AG apiary inspection

    The value to you, may be in the inspection of the beekeeper who isn't as vigilant. You may not need inspections, but some definitely do.
    Luke
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    Quoted from the senate committee hearing:
    "Mr. Nixon: Because of our dollar, I think the price from Australia and New Zealand went up 10 or 15 per cent the past few weeks. Right now it looks like...
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    I agree that if made public, it would open up a can of worms, but I know of one beekeeper, that reduces down to nucs for transport to the BC coast for winter. Everything extra he kills, and we're...
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    So if I get what your saying, if the boarder were to open to packages, it would drastically decrease the value of my current hives? That's a different way to look at things.

    Let's see if I have...
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    Re: city water and syrup

    I add sodium hypochlorite (bleach) to my sugar syrup to keep it from fermenting. See Randy Oliver's website scientificbeekeeping. City water will be fine.
    Luke
  6. Re: Questions for the Canuck prairie / peace river folks

    One thing that I would suggest, is to get the provincial inspector to inspect prior to making the trip.
    Luke
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    Re: Hi, new member from Canada

    Welcome to the forum. Good luck this year.
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    Re: Need newly emerged bees

    Use an incubator like many do for queen cells.
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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Very well said!
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    Re: Indoor Wintering Mistake

    Ahhhh. That explains things. I have been racking my brain to try to determine what the difference is between my ability to cool, and your ability to keep 'me cool, all winter because I knew you...
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    Re: Indoor Wintering Mistake

    Wow, the cool night air should save them. Good luck.
  12. Re: Langstroth hive - supers in brood chambers

    I have yet to see a 100# deep. Maybe if you only used only 8 frames in a ten frame box and didn't provide enough supers to the hive it would get that heavy. I have found that if there is much more...
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    Re: Genetics and feed.

    Daniel, I must know.... How did you arrive at the 207 hive target?
    Luke
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    Re: Genetics and feed.

    You may be right, in an old experiment that took place at the beaverlodge research station, they placed a super full of honey on the single brood chamber just after putting the bees away, and...
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    Re: Genetics and feed.

    I think that Jodie's point is that these hives are the real opportunities. If 50% of the biggest hives fail simply due to running out of feed, what would it take to get these boomers up to the same...
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    Re: Genetics and feed.

    How would I know to, or why would I double up what looked like one of my best hives and queens going into winter? It was stuffed with brood in early September and up to weight by mid October.
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    Re: Genetics and feed.

    98739874 Sorry pics are upside down. Here is a strong hive I lost to starvation. It was a single, that weighed 84 lbs going into winter. I had noted on the lid that it was an awesome queen, with 9...
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    +1
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    Re: water spray vs smoker

    Why does everyone look for a replacement for a smoker. Nothing works as well!
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    Re: Mini frame assembly

    I don't glue mini nuc frames, but I use 1 1/2" staples that hold well enough for something that will never be extracted, and always handled with caution. If your going to glue, I would nail or...
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    Re: Cutting edge of foundations for drones

    So....if you have small or natural cell, the mites can no longer thrive in the drone cells?
    Luke
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    Re: worst spot you have been stung.

    I had the exact same ear canal experience last summer, and I would take any sting over that creepy feeling. I could feel her crawl all the way down the canal. My wife was with me, and I asked her...
  23. Re: Any Comercials Use Two Queen Systems in Spring?

    Jodie, in our northern climate, would it make any sense to double up hives in spring to kick start the double queen process. Small hives with large hives. Sharing the bees, heat and resources. ...
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    Re: Drawbacks to using small cell

    I vote 1!

    But I also vote 2!

    Everyone can get their feathers ruffled, don't sweat it Dan. We all need our work and ideas reviewed and critiqued, without it nothing would be learned. For the...
  25. Re: What are the limits to growth? Expanding apiary.

    Jodietoadie +1
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