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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    Your answer concerns me. In my part of Sask. we are seeing bean acres increase dramatically each year and now corn is starting to follow the same path. Does this mean if we have beans and corn, we...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    " Christy Morrissey says that over the past few years neonicotinoids have been used increasingly on crops in Western Canada and the chemical is making its way into wetlands, potentially having a...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    The article I linked to does not give the study but I believe it was the planter dust issue. This chemical issue is a tough one. Without them the world would starve. With them,....are we poisoning...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    Health Canada has determined that neonics have cause bee mortality.

    For more info check this page out.
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  5. Thread: Fall feeders

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    Re: Fall feeders

    We just use a heat gun to melt the screen right into the lid. Works well as long as you do not overheat and melt through.
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    Re: Melting/Heating drums

    Problem here is most heat tapes have a thermostat and will not turn on until temp. is close to freezing and shut off at to low of a heat temperature.
  7. Re: Canadian prairie and northern US honey crop outlook

    Our honey crop in Southeast Sask was average to a little better than average. We lacked heat and flying days to have that huge crop. All our supers are off and bees are backfilling brood supers now....
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    Cold canadian winter was good for something

    The cold winter we had sure seems to have done a number on the hornets and wasps. We only see the odd one around the hives. Usually this time of year there are lots.
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    Re: Maxant No Drip Valve

    We have the tank with the one drip valave as well.
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    Re: uncapping for 100 hives

    We are around 300 hives right now and expanding. The clarifier is Maxant's largest one, 28 gallon. They could have a better designed clarifier. It only has one baffle, there should be more. We will...
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    Re: buying a cappings spinner?

    I agree with the others that say stay away from the JR. We have the senior and it does the job but there are issues with this system. see my other posts here. If you can go the spin float way. Yes,...
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    Re: uncapping for 100 hives

    We are using the Maxant chain uncapper over the spinner. We will not be keeping this system. It does a good job of uncapping but that is where it ends. The spinner is kept running all the time. It...
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    Re: Honey house questions

    We built a 48 x 64 honey house. The floors have been epoxied. The building is divided into 4 rooms, extracting, hot, storage and office with bathroom and shower.. Honey sump is surface to meet...
  14. Thread: Notice to Ian

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    Re: Notice to Ian

    Not all our yards will make that 6%. Anything under 20 is good. Our early splits are done with queens from Chile. Once thing get flowering we will raise a lot of our own queens. We do not feed a lot...
  15. Thread: Notice to Ian

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    Re: Notice to Ian

    Same in our part of the worlds as well Ian. The odd poplar is starting to bud but we need more heat. Looking at the forecast, that is not an option just yet. We have had feed out for about 3 weeks....
  16. Thread: Notice to Ian

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    Re: Notice to Ian

    Sat 12 Apr -2C Sun 13 Apr-2C -12C Mon 14 Apr -4C -16C Tue 15 Apr -6C -15C Wed 16 Apr -5C -17C Thu 17 Apr 1C -12C Fri 18 Apr 5C -7C


    Here is our 7 day forcast.
  17. Re: Questions for the Canuck prairie / peace river folks

    If you deliver in May you would find buyers across the prairies be it 1 or 1001. Give it a go and I am sure you will be rewarded.
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    Re: Winter losses ?

    We did not have a great deal of snow, I would say about average. I think what helped us out was there was no break in the temps. When we get a few warm days the queens will start laying, bees stay...
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    Re: Winter losses ?

    We got to a 3rd yard that had 50 hives. It looks like about 4 dead in that yard. Hard to believe after the winter we had they have come through this well.
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    Re: Winter losses ?

    According to weather stats we have just had the coldest winter since 1898. We still have a lot of snow but the temps reached 11 c yesterday so it was warm enough that the bees were starting to fly....
  21. Thread: Notice to Ian

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    Re: Notice to Ian

    I think the weatherman is just like a politician, they tell you what you want to here even though it is not the truth.
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    Re: Syrup in cold temps

    I am with Ian on this one. If you have frames of honey you should be good. Once they start raising brood you will need to feed. I am not a fan of frame feeders. They add a lot of moisture and are...
  23. Thread: Notice to Ian

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    Re: Notice to Ian

    I have not been able to give them a good check as of yet. One day when the temp was not to bad I went to a yard. There seemed to be bees at a lot of the top entrances so fingers are crossed. One good...
  24. Thread: Notice to Ian

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    Notice to Ian

    Well Ian, March come in like a lion and it looks like she is going out like a lion. We broke 18 records for low temps last night and tonight is to be colder.
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    Re: Syrup in cold temps

    How are you feeding, bulk, hive top, entrance feeder ????
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