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    Re: Orientation Flight???

    Sounds like it was orientation flights. Tonight, just before dinner my six year old son comes running into the house saying " Dad! One of your bee hives is swarming " I headed out to the bee yard to...
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    Re: Buckfast Queens

    Like Lauri said Bill (Ferguson Apiaries) sells Buckfast Queens. I usually order a few every year. I really like his Bees they are gentle, produce a good honey crop and over winter well. I usually...
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    Re: Grafting into nicot

    That's what I do. I use all the components of the nicot system except the grid or whatever you want to call it. My deep frames have two bars with eleven fixtures on each( spaced to use hair rollers)
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    Re: Frame marking

    I also write on the top bar with a sharpie, the year and type of foundation. For example I use SCF (small cell foundation, which I make myself usually), SCFM(M means Mann Lake), RC ( Rite Cell),...
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    Re: Emerging Queen Cages

    I also graft into nicot cell cups. My grafting frame has two removable cell bars with 11 brown nicot fixtures on each. I leave enough space between the bars so that the hair roller cages will fit. I...
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    Re: where can I buy bees around guelph?

    You definitely will! The next meeting will be on Thurs, Oct 17. Unfortunately I will not be there as I have to work that day. Google, Goldenhorseshoe Beekeepers Association to find our website.
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    Re: where can I buy bees around guelph?

    Hey mikebarber, go to the OBA(Ontario Beekeepers Association) website. Look for sales and service, then where to buy bees. You should be able to find a list of queen,nuc and colony producers there....
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    Re: Hive Tool - Use / Storage

    I just thought I would share a picture of my belt and tool set up. It was designed by Paul Kelly from the Universty of Guelph. I bought it from Paul last year and am lost in the bee yard without...
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    Re: Plastic....Black or White?

    I use the natural color that Mannlake sells. The black is nice for seeing eggs though! I find that there has to be a good honey flow on in order for them to draw it out. I have not notice a...
  10. Re: Swarm Capture like you've probably never seen before! Can't do this in the city..

    That was great! Nice Shooting! I sure wasn't expecting the 12 guage to come out.
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    Re: Honey Prices 2013

    We can easily get $5 to $7 for 500 grams(1lb) or $10 to $14 for a kg(2.2lb). Canadian Dollars.
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    Re: They must hate plastic

    If your honey flow is over, then you will probably need to feed them some 1 to 1 syrup in order to get them to draw it out. I use a fair amount of mannlake PF frames. I have never had a problem with...
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    Re: mannlake?

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    Re: mannlake?

    I bought 100 deep frames in the spring and they are the best I have bought yet! They fit together perfectly! Why your buying frames pick up one of there ventilated jackets or suit and smoker. I have...
  15. Thread: DIY Frames

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    Re: DIY Frames

    Interesting, thanks for sharing! Looks pretty simple!
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    Re: Candy plugs-Help

    I buy the pre made tubes for the California mini cages. Which I am starting to really like, more so then jzbz cage. I then reuse them with a plug of marshmallow too.
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    Re: Candy plugs-Help

    I have had good results with marshmallows. I use large marshmallows and just punch a plug out of it with the jzbz cage, but that is for mated queens. I generally just direct release virgins into the...
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    Re: Red nectar

    I found the same thing last year. I sure was puzzled until I was talking to my neighbor about our bird feeders and she said said "I can't believe how fast the hummingbird feeder is going down". ...
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    Re: Reusing frames

    Sounds like a winter time project to me. Unless of course you need the frames ASAP. I have about 40 or so frames that need done too.
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    Re: How to store a Queen

    BeeHiveGuy, I have never had a problem with virgins hatching out and dying at incubator temps. I usually try to get the cells in mating nucs on day 14 (day 10 ish grafting date) but due to bad...
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    Re: How to store a Queen

    I had the samething happen earlier in the summer. I determined that maybe it was to warm at 94. I turned the temp down to 84. I made sure she had enough attendants and some sort of food and put a...
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    Re: Marking Queen

    Hey Penzi, I find it easier just to pick her up by her wings and place her in the tube. When the paint is dry I just let her walk back out onto a frame. I once tried one of those plastic queen...
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    Re: Need plans for Queen cell incubator

    Thanks Radar Sidetrack, I just downloaded a image resizer app.
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    Re: Need plans for Queen cell incubator

    I built one out of a 8 bottle wine cooler that I bought for $50. I then removed the 2 fans from the back as well as the thermo electric gizmo. I reversed the fan in the cooler so that it is plowing...
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    Re: 5 frame hives anyone?

    I played around last year with some 5 frame nucs with a bunch of med supers on them. The only real problem I encountered was the fact that they are tall and skinny, and if not secured somehow they...
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