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    Re: greetings from Kitchener ontario

    Welcome neighbour! I'm just around the corner in St. Clements :)
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    Re: Ontario 2012 Honey Prices

    What are folks selling their fall honey crop for this year (2012)? The crop was reduced due to the dry weather and wondering if $7/500g and $12/1kg are reasonable rates for Ontario. I don't depend...
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    Re: move a hive 20 feet

    What about elevating them where they currently are? A few empty hive bodies underneath, cinder blocks, pallets... Whatever you have available would work temporarily. 20 feet isn't far either. ...
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    Re: Ontario grading regulation

    Just a quick update, I have a phone call scheduled for tomorrow with someone at the OBA who will be able answer my questions and/or point me in the right direction.
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    Re: deep super vs. med. super

    I like deeps for brood. If you feed or medicate, you know exactly which frames can and cannot be extracted.
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    Re: Ontario grading regulation

    Ah, good point, I'll give the OBA a call tomorrow and see if they can set me straight. A course on this aspect of beekeeping really useful :)
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    Ontario grading regulation

    I want to expand from selling at the farm gate to selling at retail outlets. To do that I need to grade my honey. Grading for colour, and moisture are straight forward. I'm struggling with...
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    Re: Difficult time finding insurance

    Our provincial bee association (ontariobee.ca) offers insurance to members. It is offered through the cooperators insurance company. I'm not sure if they have coverage in the USA or not. Maybe check...
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    Re: Is cardboard safe as a smoker fuel?

    I used cardboard but found the smell from burning pine needles less offensive to my nose. The bees don't notice a difference.
  10. Thread: Poachers

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    Re: Poachers

    In Ontario Bee laws and regulations if you are actively chasing a swarm they are considerably your property and you have the right to enter another person's property to retrieve them. As soon as you...
  11. depth of deep hive bodies and bee space

    I'm curious, the standard langstroth hive body is 9 5/8" and the frames are 9 1/8" So the bee space created between boxes is about 1/2". This is much larger than what I've read (though everyone...
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    Re: queen excluder or not?

    Queen excludes are useful for finding the queen, restricting the queen to a few frames so you know the age of the larva for breeding and that sort of work.
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    Re: Best Breeders in Canada

    The Ontario Bee Breeders Association has a list of participants selecting and testing for mite resistance.

    http://www.ontariobee.com/index.php?action=display&cat=59
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    What causes multiple swarms

    I have a hive that was preparing to swarm. I split it into 3. The split with the original queen swarmed a few days later (must of missed a queen cell). Now one of the other splits has given off two...
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    Re: killing drone brood

    I second feeding them to chickens. I was impressed with how efficiently they can clean up a frame. It saves the be bees from having todo it. :)
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