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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Most Beekeepers would not compare my operation to a horse and carriage.

    Good luck with your commercial Honey Flow Operation Ace ;)
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    Re: Western Canada Honey Production Progress

    Yes particularly that area, we know cattle producers around there. Last week anyway, they were desperate for rain just to get the grass greened up...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y489/IanSteppler/IMG_1902_zps1smq0wdc.jpg

    The boxes over the boards are being collected first pull, the boxes under the boards are temporary for space, usually...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Your not appreciating the need for space. Now fill that space with wrench turning frames and not only do you have a frame inventory worth a fortune but a tonne of extra work
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Right now I have an average of 40-50 frames of head space over my hives currently being filled with honey. Space is key to producing a large crop, and I'm scrambling to keep enough ahead of them...
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    Re: Western Canada Honey Production Progress

    where are your hives sitting JeanMarc?
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Last weekend sever weather brough hail and high winds which totally destroyed a swath of crop 6 miles wide 20 miles long. Hail stones the size of hardballs... Our farm missed the majority of the...
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    Western Canada Honey Production Progress

    Just wondering if beekeepers across the Canadian Prairies would share their current honey production status. Good, bad, okay... dry, wet , boxes plugging!! :)

    Here in Southern Manitoba we have...
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    Re: Harvest timing, when and why?

    Know your flow and target the first 3/4 of it, extract then clean up the last 1/4, hope for the bumper back half :)
  10. Re: high-fructose corn syrup may be tied to worldwide collapse of bee colonies

    World wide collapse?
  11. Re: Opposite of feeding. Killing bees for honey production

    It's not the cluster size that consumes the vast amount of resource, it's when they start late winter/spring time brooding. Dark bees start smaller and later, yellow bees seem to jump onto those...
  12. Thread: Bee Blower

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    Re: Bee Blower

    Hi Brad

    When blowing bees air volume is needed not high pressure. High pressure blasts tear the bees apart
  13. Thread: Queen Caging Tips

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    Re: Queen Caging Tips

    Yup wing hollow hand trick. I like to add a few young bees with her, that's the harder part...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    That is not what my spring trials tested
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    Re: New extracting line

    Lol, I forget that I'm on an American forum sometimes!
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    Re: New extracting line

    The augers will push the honey very well, simply plumb the auger into the bottom of your sump and have it pumped when it fills.
    Place your tanks in your hot room, keep the hot room at 30 degrees.
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    Re: Nosema spore counts this fall

    pulling off the fumagillin. going to monitor, going to use a test yard with treatment.

    Interesting observation is that this strain, Ceranae dropped from 3.2 to .7 throught the spring. Most...
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    Re: Nosema spore counts this fall

    I got my nosema samples back from my spring testing. My out of the winter shed general test came back at 3.2m.
    I treated my apiary with fumagillin except one control yard. The treated apiary...
  19. Thread: Mini Mating Nuc

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    Re: Mini Mating Nuc

    They will need some feed to work out the foundation
  20. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    Lol ;) hit the nail on the head
  21. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    The other night my wife reminded me what I had said about beekeeping when I first started to go 'full time'
    "this business is easy"
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    Re: keeping hives on commercial pallets?

    I basically use the standard 4 way design but cut in half to make it a double. It's the simplest cost effective user friendly design out there.
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    Re: keeping hives on commercial pallets?

    Nope, most pick what works and goes with it.
    The standard 4 way design is hard to beat
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    Re: keeping hives on commercial pallets?

    well then, if you have the equipment to move pallets, build away! Those pallet look exactly as most 4 ways do. you will never look back.
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    Re: keeping hives on commercial pallets?

    Qvox, do you have a skid steer or tractor to move palatalized hives? Do not put the cart before the horse, if you have a yard of 4 ways, and need to move the yard, with no tractor, then...
    build to...
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