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    Hi, I'm not in Calgary, but I'm just up the...

    Hi,

    I'm not in Calgary, but I'm just up the road in Sherwood Park, AB so our bylaws may be similar! Our beekeeping bylaws state that you HAVE to notify your neighbours that you have a beehive on...
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    Fireweed honey is very light but is known as the...

    Fireweed honey is very light but is known as the 'champagne of honey' and is my favourite. I would love to be able to grow fireweed here. I've yet to be able to get hold of any seeds/ seedlings.
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    Both Queens were alive and well when installed...

    Both Queens were alive and well when installed and both had been released when checked a couple of days later. Three weeks later there was still no eggs or larvae. The bees were drawing comb well...
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    On the subject of requeening - When I installed...

    On the subject of requeening - When I installed my packages and had no signs of a laying Queen in either of my hives I was advised to give the hives time....which I did - several weeks.....many...
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    Definitely good to know - I hived a swarm last...

    Definitely good to know - I hived a swarm last week and will be keeping an eye on it over the next few weeks to check it has a laying Queen. Hopefully all is well with it and the hive will do great,...
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    Oh I didn't know this - it worked well for us...

    Oh I didn't know this - it worked well for us thankfully in two of our hives a few weeks ago. The new Queens were accepted very well. Very well indeed!

    But thanks for the information - I will...
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    ETA I agree with making sure you don't have a...

    ETA I agree with making sure you don't have a Queen, first and foremost. I waited several weeks before deciding to requeen my hives. Then, as I am up in Alberta, where the season is so very short,...
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    I am a newbie this year too and if you read any...

    I am a newbie this year too and if you read any of my blog over the last couple of months, amongst my excitement you will also read the problems I have had - like having to requeen because both...
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    deknow - any pictures??? I'd love to see...

    deknow - any pictures??? I'd love to see pictures - especially of the cake - but of the wedding in general!!!
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    The larvae certainly seems to pink up as it ages...

    The larvae certainly seems to pink up as it ages and grows but if you mean the pollen then the pollen varies depending on the plant it comes from and as the weeks change. Some pollen is almost black...
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    Thank you :) I believe they are Italians. I'm...

    Thank you :)

    I believe they are Italians. I'm a newbie beekeeper this year so I only know this because other beekeepers have told me :) I caught a swarm ths week just outside my house and the...
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    I just yesterday posted some pictures oon my blog...

    I just yesterday posted some pictures oon my blog that show clearly the different stages of eggs (little grains of rice) and larvae and capped brood. It might give you a better idea of what to look...
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