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    Re: 2011 Honey Prices

    Oh no please don't come down! You are inspiring me. In fact your ideals are worthy of more than just our forum. You could write for the President:)
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    Re: 2011 Honey Prices

    Sounds fairly cheap to me but we are in an entirely different economy then you maybe. In our grocery store the bear is $5.99 and a kilo is $12. I don't think my unpasturized local honey should be any...
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    Re: Removing honey supers and then what?

    Yes I need to get my treatments on too. thanks for your comments, nice to meet you. I am happy to meet Ontario Beekeepers on this forum. I will check them out next chance I get. My weak split got all...
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    Re: Removing honey supers and then what?

    I would think it would be very difficult to leave them enough honey in only one brood chamber. If you end up doing so I think you may want to wrap them together to help protect them even more from...
  5. Re: Do honeybees eat canadian bacon? Seriously!

    Seriously are you really north of Toronto today? Are you here on bee business? How far north. We are at Wiarton. If you are touring stop by!
    and if it was just a joke never mind:)
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    Re: Why are supers added only when needed?

    I believe what happens is the bees prefer to work up instead of out so putting supers on early menas they will not fill out the supers all the way to the outside.
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    Re: Bees for Haiti

    In my limited experience, even if they are africanized can you not just send mated queens there and requeen? That might be the easiest and they should be able to inspect for the ailments that the USA...
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    Re: What's your favorite gadget?

    I just got my J shaped hive tool and can't believe anything else has ever been sold. The difference in trying to get those first frames out especially, but the rest as well, is huge.
    I really thing...
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    Re: best book for beginers

    My best Christmas present this past year was a package of bee keeping books including the beekeeping for dummies and The backyard beekeepr. But don't read just one or two. There are many and everyone...
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    Re: how do i make wax candles?

    Not sure about the wick thing but when I wanted to make some I used little jam jars. The only thing is the wick needs to be heavy to match the diameter of the jar. It worked well though for not...
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    Re: Fatbeeman - Great Bee Supplier

    This is how I purchased my nucs as well and for the same reason- As the nuc was beign transfered into the Temprary shipping box the queen was caged to 1 prevent inadvertent injury by us newbies...
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    Re: No signs of a queen, maybe

    You are all the best!!
    On todays inspection. Both hives have laying queens. One I found, one I did not, but there are lots of eggs and larvae and even some capped brood in one of them. That means...
  13. Re: Hello from a sheep farmer considering bee keeping

    Hello from another sheep farmer. we ahve a farm in wiarton, Ontario and our bees so far seem to love the clover that is a part of our rotational grazing system. we just started with 2 hives last...
  14. Thread: A guard bee

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    Re: A guard bee

    i don't know how I would choose. I would be concerned- they seem so personal when you look at them that up close. I would forever be afraid that the one in my photo was going to be the next one I...
  15. Thread: honey Vodka

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    Re: honey Vodka

    DeeAnna That looks fantastic-who ever thought of honey and Maple together! They have very creative labels and flavours.
  16. Thread: honey Vodka

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    Re: honey Vodka

    We have an awesome licenced Meadery in Ontario- Google Munro Meadery. Just received some as a house warming gift. After I hinted that I would really like to try some. I may never buy wine again....
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    Re: Hello from NC

    You must have 2. nothing would be more discouraging than losing you one and only hive, or your one and only queen. Something is always bound to happen.
    Plus you need enough honey for yourselves and...
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    Re: A guard bee

    Unreal and yet so very real!! I am suddenly a huge fan. do you do custom portraits? i just have to decide if I should bring you here or mail the subject to you:)
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    Re: average age of Commercial beekeepers

    In Ontario I have been involved for only 1 year. I find the age of those I encounter to be fairly evenly distributed. More than any other agricultural sector. I am amazed how many young people are...
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    Re: Honey Extraction Questions

    BoWo, what is a western?
    thanks:)
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    Re: Honey Extraction Questions

    If you are just wanting to clean up the cappings I know some people who put it in front of the bees and let them clean it up.
    Others say this encourages robbing but I do have friends who do it with...
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    Re: Hambone, I waved at you...

    I am so going to weave some bacon right now!!
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    Re: My first Hive Inspection

    Thanks for sharing! It all looks good to me. You are off to a great start and must have done some reading or have a good teacher!
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    Re: Honey Extraction Questions

    thank you for the questions- I have all the same ones:) can't wait for someone to answer.
  25. Re: Is there such a thing as organic bee keeping

    Even back in Shakespeare's time they found ways to poison people with extractions from nature's own plants. It's ironic how we think Organic means it is safe or harmless or better for us then...
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