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    Re: Indoor wintering

    This is kind of tricky question :) Any document I found about the humidity was talking about a range of 40-60 RH, But again I was always concern about the high limits more than the low.
    Another...
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    Re: Indoor wintering

    Ian,

    You can control the humidity with products like these:

    http://www.homedepot.ca/product/dew-stop-humidity-sensing-fan-switch/992278 ...
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    Re: Indoor wintering

    That is a good timing, have a look at this http://beagleboard.org/project/BeeDome/

    Quick answers for you questions:
    Humidity: up to RH 60% is good, Can go much higher. So I think you are fine....
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    No need to apologies and thanks Adam very much for the information. Is it approved by the CFIA to be used inside the hive?
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    Re: Hot Air vaporizers?

    Dadant, Thank you very much for the information and sorry for the late message.
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    Re: Hot Air vaporizers?

    That is a good point, so may be if it is shorter with some insulation around The crystallization problem will be eliminated/reduced. Also the whol thin may be make of plastic as one I sent in my...
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    Re: Hot Air vaporizers?

    Thanks a lot, that is very helpful
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    Re: Hot Air vaporizers?

    Dadand, do you have any pictures you can share? Also how did you calibrated?
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    Hot Air vaporizers?

    Wondering where I can find something like these http://www.logar-trade.com/hot-air-vaporizer.html?invtid=7816&klasid=10430000
    In North America, or just he head any where??
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    Re: Can bee defecate at night?

    Dominic,

    That is right, but what if they to be forced to break the cluster by raising the temperature, and get fed pollen and kept in the dark all the time?
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    Re: Can bee defecate at night?

    Interesting, so Assuming they are healthy, and kept then indoor in the dark for long time (like months), feed them pollen supplement..etc, they will not foul the inside? Also if any one can point me...
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    Can bee defecate at night?

    I don't know how to explain this questions be I will try, If the bees has to defecate (The amount of waste inside them reach the maximum they can hold), usually if they can't fly they will defecate...
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    Brood frame weight?

    Some one asked me this question and unfortunately I don't have any to weight at this time, so does any one know how much a full size frame of capped brood might weight?

    Thanks,
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    Re: Shipping Packages..

    OldTimer, So until what time NZ packages can be sent to Canada then? I mean can it be sent until the next NZ spring?
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    Re: Shipping Packages..

    Sqkcrk, Do you remember who was the carrier used for the shipping from Quebec? and what was the type of Packaging?

    Also if you have the contact information of the guy at Quebec, that will be...
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    Re: Shipping Packages..

    Dominic,

    I did contact Canada Post and referred to this posts with no real answer, the kept referring me back to the bee importation rules at inspection.gc.ca I kept explaining that the bees will...
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    Re: Shipping Packages..

    Thanks again Oldtimer, do you know who manufacture these tubes or where I can ordered it from?
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    Re: Shipping Packages..

    Do you know how the bees was packaged? also was it nuc or a package? and when was that?

    Thanks
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    Re: Shipping Packages..

    Interesting, may be that is why they have the queen cage attached that green tape go along the tube, I think it is just socked in syrup for the trip.

    So it seem the cardboard tube is the way to...
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    Re: Shipping Packages..

    Oldtimer, I was thinking of putting piece fondant, or they need the syrup for the water as well?

    So what do you thinking about a slotted PVC pipe?
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    Re: Shipping Packages..

    The tube also is very nice and easy to install, http://www.beemaid.com/news/meet-our-bosses-the-bees/33 the tube it self is very easy to find but the problem is the perforated cap.

    another picture...
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    Re: Shipping Packages..

    Honey-4-all,

    The shipping will be only across Canada. in 4 Business days, to eliminate the chance of the bees staying in the post office over the weekend.

    The packages may be shipped in volume...
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    Re: Shipping Packages..

    Basically normal package box is not accepted by Canada post, So I am trying to find something like the tube which they are use to ship it also more secure.
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    Shipping Packages..

    Was trying to find an alternate method to package the bees, all what I am aware of is the screed box as well as the tube. I am wondering if anyone know of other kind of containers have the bee...
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    Re: Feeding pollen substitute...

    Thank you Bees4u very much.
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