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    First i found an area which had foraging bees and...

    First i found an area which had foraging bees and to the best of my knowledge, there were no 'box' hives nearby (or at least ones visible from the road). Parks, farmers fields etc are good starts....
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    Successful Beeline

    Had a beautiful day in the sun yesterday beelining in some feilds not far from my house and managed to find the bee tree without much trouble. I must admit i was a little sceptical of whether a bee...
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    i made up 5 frame nucs in june and got them up to...

    i made up 5 frame nucs in june and got them up to 15 frame(3 nuc boxes high) by the fall. Pushed them together into pairs and tarpapered them and they are going great guns now (maples just flowering...
  5. Lost 2 of 5, one late (free) swarm and one weak...

    Lost 2 of 5, one late (free) swarm and one weak hive i should have requeened earlier. The swarm was only one 5 frame deep and survived until 2 weeks before spring and died due to ALOT of moisture. ...
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    Cocaine has bees dancing

    from australia...

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/cocaine-has-bees-dancing-and-humans-buzzing/2008/12/23/1229998526728.html

    Cocaine has bees dancing and humans buzzing

    ANDREW BARRON gets...
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    both look like drones to me

    both look like drones to me
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    2 hours last time i did it, i was quite suprised...

    2 hours last time i did it, i was quite suprised how noticeable it was after only such a short time
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    i hope this weather doesnt affect them too much....

    i hope this weather doesnt affect them too much. I had a quick peek in my mating nucs this morning (before it poured rain again- and you guessed it, thyey didnt appreciate it and showed it with a...
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    just move them at night, then put a branch in...

    just move them at night, then put a branch in front of the hive and they will reorient.
  11. Thread: Price of NUCs?

    by pzbeez
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    canadian nucs

    Even with the exchange rate most of those nucs are much cheaper than those found in ontario. I guess the harder overwintering conditons mean less nucs and higher prices. Most suppliers around here...
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    im going to have to say not to go with the feed...

    im going to have to say not to go with the feed bee. I tried feeding it last year and it was overlooked in favour of everything else ( brewers yeast, soy flour, sawdust!). They didnt like it in...
  13. Thread: Feedback

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    I fed about 5lbs each to my 2 hives here in...

    I fed about 5lbs each to my 2 hives here in ontario and checked them about once a month through the winter. Even on the cold days in january they were up on the top bars eating sugar, although they...
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