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    Re: Watering with IBC Totes?

    Could you not just use a wick ? A piece of rope down into the tank that would bring moisture to the other end that would be placed outside the tank. I've done this for watering plants not bees. But...
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    Re: winterizing in southern ontario zone 5

    Lol at most I hope we get 3 ft of snow. So I don't think that I will be having an igloo around the hive...but if we do get that much snow ill definatly dig them out :)
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    winterizing in southern ontario zone 5

    Hey all :). Did the candy board, did the tarpaper wrap and put 2 inch thick rigid foam insulation inside the hive on top of the candy board. Any other good ideas to keep the girls alive and give them...
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    Re: pollen patty recipe?

    Thanks :)
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    pollen patty recipe?

    Can anyone give me a brewers yeast pollen patty recipe? And how much will I need to give them?
  6. Re: How much fondant will a small hive take over the winter

    I love you guys! So many great ideas! Thanks soooo much. Candy board all done and the girls are already excited by it. It was a warm day here so I peaked. They were all on top of it checking it out....
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    That is the setup I have but with a hive top feeder. How do u set the dry feed? On paper?
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    So I have a top feeder sits inside ther hive with a hole in the middle that they access the syrup through. Could I just fill that with the sugar mix? I think it would work...
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    So do the bees have to leave the hive to get to the board? Or do they just make there way through the mesh screen and wax paper? Sorry I'm a newb...
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    Re: Honey and pollen substitutes?

    Thanks so much guys. The links are super helpful. I'm in Ontario so I think I'm going to try the refined sugar. The hive is small and I think they need a lot of help!
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    Honey and pollen substitutes?

    Hey all, could you give me some recipes or easily found products that will help get the girls through the rest of the year? I've been making a fall sugar syrup but I feel like there could be more to...
  12. Re: How much fondant will a small hive take over the winter

    What is the recipe for these sugar bricks?
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    Re: Artificial Heater for Bees

    What is 40f in Celsius for us canadians and do you get a heater with a built in thermostat or how does that work? I'm a newb...this is very intriguing
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    Hive in a green house?

    Hi, I was wondering it if it might be a good idea to put a small greenhouse over the hive I have...only reason I am even thinking about it is I live in southern ontario, it doesnt get as cold as some...
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    Re: where can I buy bees around guelph?

    Very close my own concerns. Although now I am nervous about squishing her majesty...I think if I can buy a single deep hive early ill run with that cause you would think that in a month the queen...
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    Re: where can I buy bees around guelph?

    My plan is to hopefully have excess honey but overall I'd like the bees to be of good quality and of good breeding stock so that i can hopefully split the hive the following year. I am a newb so if I...
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    Re: where can I buy bees around guelph?

    IS it better/cheaper to buy just a nuc?
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    Re: where can I buy bees around guelph?

    glen where did you end up ordering from?
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    planting for bees

    Are there any perenials that do well in zone one that are really good for the bees? Home with a sick baby girl who loves going to the nursery, thought if I was going anyway I should maybe make the...
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    Re: where can I buy bees around guelph?

    Will do!
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    Re: where can I buy bees around guelph?

    I would love to come out and meet some beekeepers! I am sure i will meet just as many beekeepers as I will opinions lol would you shoot me an email when the meeting is going to bee held :)...
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    Re: where can I buy bees around guelph?

    so your saying that I shouldn't buy local bees...also I am not to worried about the pesticide use around guelph I am possibly going to put the hive at a friends place in town. He happens to have a...
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    Re: where can I buy bees around guelph?

    Wow! thanks everyone! And I am just investigating and feeling out for the spring. to reply to a few posts :) but i hear it is never to early to get your order in...
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    where can I buy bees around guelph?

    Looking to buy a fully functioning bee hive{preferably italian bee's} close to guelph. It would be my first hive and I have no clue about keeping bee's other then the few books I have read. But I am...
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