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  1. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    sounds like everyone is working against you over there...
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    Re: Overwintering options? "Indoors?"

    I have no experience with this, but I have read that you have to watch how warm the interior of the shed gets as compared to the outdoor temp
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    Re: Manufacturing Whipped Honey Equipment Ideas

    We try to keep all the air out of the honey when creaming.

    How long do you whip it for? It woud be called whipped honey then right?
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    Re: Cold canadian winter was good for something

    we have lot here... but not as many as last year!
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    Re: Overwintering options? "Indoors?"

    got to be careful with this, as if the bees are not clustered during non flight weather, there will be loss. I have no experience with this, but I have read about an Northern beekeeper using a...
  6. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    I mean in your ditches?

    love your bee fields!
  7. Thread: Ditch spraying

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    Re: Ditch spraying

    Crop farmers are accomplishing their goals very effectively recently with the introduction of in crop non selective week control. They also have been given the tools to improve the land where as...
  8. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    Why no clover Bernhard?
  9. Thread: Ditch spraying

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    Re: Ditch spraying

    who else is or has made this effort?

    Write a simple respectable letter to your local government counsel. Ask to stop ditch spraying, or as Fameflower mentioned, delay mowing until later in the...
  10. Thread: Ditch spraying

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    Re: Ditch spraying

    exactly!

    that little action means the world to us
  11. Thread: Ditch spraying

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    Ditch spraying

    How many beekeepers have lobbied their local government to cut back or stop ditch spraying? I have, and my ditches are full of season long bee forage, yet I drive around the country side and there...
  12. Thread: How many Hives???

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    Re: How many Hives???

    Alfalfa makes beautiful honey to winter on, yards around alfalfa winter nicely.
  13. Thread: How many Hives???

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    Re: How many Hives???

    Alfalfa taps deep into the sub soil and draws moisture beneath what most crops can reach
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    Re: What to do with a squater?

    Ya , let the land owner handle it. This could simply be a mis understanding.
  15. Re: Are landing boards simply just a waste of wood? ( and paint? )

    How did landing boards get onto the excluder debate ? Lol

    Bernhard! Stirring the pot... Keep it coming! I love it!
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    Re: Heat exchanger temp setting

    I might spring the cash for one. Add it to the list. Wonder why they dont provide a drum attachment with the machine?

    Anyhow, if the job is easier to do, it will get done more frequently. And...
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    Re: Heat exchanger temp setting

    Love this machine! Over the last week we have learnt a lot about how to operate it.
    We had a power surge last week and my guys did not trip the valves fast enough... first dump of honey on the...
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    Re: Heat exchanger temp setting

    We have been cleaning the heat exchanger noon and at clean up. Takes us 5 min.
    The other thing I will be scheduling is weekly pulling the spinner drum. I'm 100 drums into my pull and the spinner...
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    Re: Heat exchanger temp setting

    my machine is whisper quiet, you cant hear it run, just the grinding every once and awhile as it cuts wax
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    Re: Large scale Nuc production

    what kind of mating success do you usually have?

    I usually use two seperate nucs, many use a divided hive body. I like the separate units as I can replace failing nucs, and the merger works...
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    Re: Heat exchanger temp setting

    We have been cutting LOTs of wax this pull... I have the guys clean it out at noon and after work everyday. It probably is a bit excessive but might as well clean it out before the alarm goes off...
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    Re: Best advice for overwintering on singles?

    feed them up! make sure you watch your feed store mid winter.
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    Re: Closed to the public?

    We run a very busy grain, cattle and honey farm. When the times are right, we always sit down for that important cup of coffee... when the times are not right, we respectfully communicate that and...
  24. Thread: Custom extraction

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    Re: Custom extraction

    That sounds simply reasonable. Thanks!
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    Re: Custom extraction

    thanks for the input.........
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