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    Re: New hives are looking good

    Hi ,
    We started our two hives from a package on 4/05/2014. Just finished looking at them. We have sugar syrup capped, pollen, capped brood and larvae that can be seen. I couldn't see any eggs, but...
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    Re: No drown top feeders

    I am using 2 gallon frame feeders and they are half empty every Saturday. So a gallon a week, the nice thing about yours would be pop the top off and fill it quick and easy and not cool of the brood...
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    Re: No drown top feeders

    I sure like the look of your feeder. I think I would build them and use the larger pan, how does the ladder attach? Can a person switch between large and small pans as they see fit? Please post a...
  4. Thread: Notice to Ian

    by ABruce
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    Re: Notice to Ian

    Hi Ian,
    Hang in there, our weather is behind too. While not like yours we are three weeks behind where we should be. minus 2 this morning, keeps up like this the fruit trees will suffer. When all...
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    Re: SAF Nutura Extractor Help!!

    I suggest you email the manufacturer giving them as many id numbers as you can find and ask them if they have a manual or what brand of speed control it is. It is probable its a controller that was...
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    Package Question

    I am going to pick up my first two packages tomorrow. The new hives are set up , filled with frames and foundation, The Screened bottom board has a slide in cover. and a feeder replaces two out of...
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    Re: We now have a name:)

    Congratulations, The fact that you have a name is the start to a long legacy.
    Hopefully its the start of all the best.
    Regards
    Bruce
  8. Thread: Garden?

    by ABruce
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    Re: Garden?

    try using contact sprays , diluted vinegar, and insecticidal soaps, once they dry they don't bother the bees. I have used them on berries in bloom and had no issues.
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    Re: Oxalic acid vapor timing

    I have no experience with this at all. But where did you find the information on the home made vaporizer? I would be interested in reading it.
    thanks
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    Re: Howdy, from Delta BC Canada

    Hi Chi, Can I ask where you got the packages at/
    thanks
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    Re: Howdy, from Delta BC Canada

    Hi, I am in my first year too. In Armstrong B.C. Good luck
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    Re: wildflower and clover seed bulk

    I bought 5 kilos bulk yesterday at my farm supply store, it was half the price of the mail order seed companies. If you do not have a farm supply store try Johnnys select seeds, a first rate company...
  13. Re: Paint/Stain What do you use/How long is it lasting?

    Since we are talking finishes, has anyone tried wax dipping. I have read about it and seen wood ware for sale that's paraffin dipped, I have my first 20 to finish and while wax looks good, buying a...
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    Re: To the Moderators: New Forum topic request.

    So what "extreme weather" are we talking about, We had minus 15 c in November and three days with lows above freezing between Christmas and New Years, It was so warm today we sat out side against a...
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    Re: Our first honey harvest

    Wow, that has got to feel so rewarding. Congratulations a great accomplishment.
  16. Re: First Time Questions (4.9 cells and more than one hive)

    Hi Cedar,
    Have you checked for beekeepers around Prince Rupert, into Terrace area. They are not that far away from you and I am pretty sure I have seen hives when I have driven up that way. They ay...
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    Re: Basic Woodworking Equipment for Beekeepers

    Hi Cleo,
    I checked out your jig , a great idea, I think I will try it. I have a similar one for my table saw but yours looks quick and easy. My concern for new wood workers is that they don't get...
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    Re: material thickness on supers

    thank you all, I have learned from you. I picked up the lumber today and will sticker it and let the moisture content drop in my heated shop. I have time spring is a while off in our neck of the...
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    Re: Basic Woodworking Equipment for Beekeepers

    Hi, I have two table saws, a band saw, a planer and several routers. , while a band saw well setup is safer and just as accurate for ripping and , a table saw is easier to set, and way faster....
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    material thickness on supers

    Hi, I am new to bee keeping but an experienced woodworker. I was planning on building my own supers to save a few dollars and to enjoy the construction. I bought one store bought super to use as a...
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    Hello from British Columbia

    Hi,
    I am new to bee keeping, just starting this year. I have ordered two local nukes and two packages of New Zealand imports. The packages arrive in late March the nukes in early may. I am just...
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