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  1. Re: Bee nest in the wood of my deck (I want ot relocate) Need advice

    Look up your provincial Honey Producers association , or Provincial Apiculture office. Get the name from them for of a local club, there is probably someone nearby that would be able to help you.
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    Re: Will my bees winter in Minnesota

    Here in Canada, " alittle north of you" a large amount of our new packages are flown in from New Zealand every spring to us .Early queens from Hawaii are common. People on the Canadian Prairies...
  3. Re: When do you guys feel comfortable not to wear protection?

    Can you share what kind of nitrile gloves your using, I have some old cheap ones I use to use for oil changes, but they seem to just split open after 10 or 15 minutes use, not sure if its the age or...
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    Re: Recommendations for extractor?

    I was told , and it seemed to work, 50 cranks and reverse the frames and 50 more cranks, Being new it was all new to me so it went slow, but we had let the bees fully cab the comb , leaving it in...
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    Re: Recommendations for extractor?

    For what its worth, I had five new hives last year. The "book" said they would not make honey. I wound up with about 140 lbs in 4 supers. A friend lent us a two frame tangential extractor. About 6...
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    Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    Hi , I read the post with great interest, but one thing I could not find so a question. I have three local queens picked up this afternoon, they were just caged and have attendants with them. Should...
  7. Thread: frame feeders

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    Re: frame feeders

    I started with 2 gallon, got a bunch of used one gallon last year. I prefer the two gallon, they need less filling. I don't see a downside to them One gallon work they just need filled more often,...
  8. Re: Electric fence where ground rod is not possible

    We suffer in the summer , our clay soil dries out so much we lose our ground. I have 10 strands of wire,alternating ground and positive. Trust me it works, both the local bear and myself have...
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    Re: Another use for Oxalic Acid Vaporizers

    So If a hive has gone queen-less, no capped brood, a person could protect the honey supers and a single application late in the evening or early morning should get the same kill or better than a...
  10. Thread: AFB diagnosis

    by ABruce
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    AFB diagnosis

    We had a good winter and eight out of eight of our hives made it, One wasted away early in the spring, I assumed we had lost the queen and none were available. I added three nucs , and then moved...
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    Re: New to the forum - Northern Ontario

    Hi and welcome, I was in Timmins and Sudbury last week and saw hives in the fields. Lots of great information on here , helps me a lot.
    Enjoy
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    Re: Gone a day and swarms appear!

    Local newspaper had a picture of a swarm here yesterday. A local beekeeper caught it, our apple blossoms are open now about three weeks ahead of normal. Last year they were open May 24 weekend very...
  13. Re: Western Washington/Oregon/British Columbia Beekeepers 2015

    We are further inland, apples just starting to bloom about three weeks ahead of normal. Went into the winter with seven hives, all in 10 frame deeps , two high, two were first year New Zealand...
  14. Re: Temperatures dropping to almost freezing.......

    Relax, I am by no means an expert but we get temps below freezing till the end of April at best. The hives had brood in February this year when it was warm enough to inspect. Half the nights in...
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    Re: Hive Movers / Booms

    Rader thank you,a picture is worth a 1000 words,
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    Re: First time at grafting

    thank you all for the helpful advice. This forum is truly of great help to me.
    Ray you asked how many queens I want at once, six out of seven of my overwintered hives are bursting at the seams. My...
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    Re: Hive Movers / Booms

    MMiller, any chance you could post some pictures of yours. I have a friend who wants to try and fabricate one.
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    First time at grafting

    I am planning to try grafting my own queens as soon as conditions allow. I have been building equipment and reading everything I can find. I am very concerned about getting the right age larvae. All...
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    Re: split #3 package

    I installed two 2lb packages on new frames last April 1. Took over 80 lbs of honey. More experienced locals were not surprised apparently if the year is right it works. A friend took 2lb packages...
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    Re: Queen mating nuc question

    Must be nice to live in Lotus land, your about a month ahead of me it sounds. Mind you I think we are ahead of everyone east of us. I am using mason jars with a lid that's about 21/2 inches, I am...
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    Re: Queen mating nuc question

    Hi Janne,
    Hope all is going well. I am not the expert here but I am building some queen castles right now. 10 frame deep boxes cut for dividers to put two frames in each. The research I have done...
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    Re: Wax moth issue where to get bt aizawai?

    I understand Sundance is or was a member here. Is he still around and does he still sell BT?
    thanks
  23. Poll: Re: Pollen patty or Sugar syrup or both for getting packages going

    I use both, we have plenty of natural pollen available but they still use the patties. I think when the population is small every advantage you can give them helps them build strength quicker is a...
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    Re: feeder pail screen

    I bought 5 this year to try, they hold lots which is nice, I have them sitting above the inner cover with a deep box around them and the lid on top. I can check them or change them in seconds and...
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    Re: feeder pail screen

    Hi, Not sure if this would help. Beemaid in Winnipeg sells the stainless disc you install in the pail.
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