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    Re: heated uncapping tank

    Undo the screws holding the red cover on the heater and turn the adjustable temperature setting up.
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    Now summarize mine.
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    I put my bees on hay.
    My main flow is clover honey, it starts around the last week of June and lasts til late July, early August.
    Then a bit of a dearth til the goldenrod flow starts mid/late...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    If the new beekeepers didn't register, they are not in the stats. I was only talking about the 1000 that did register.

    zhiv9, you are in Barrie, I'm in Aurora, about 60 km south, not that far from...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    Read my post again. The OBA, in answer to my question, sent me "our concern is related to neonicotinoids in Ontario, which has a particular vulnerability related to neonics and a substantiated...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    I am not a member... anymore.
    I refuse to fund their fanciful stories.

    I have listened to our Provincial Apiarist give talks, I get the impression he works for the Ontario government, not the...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    I was reluctant to stick my neck out and add to this discussion.
    I'm already a pariah in our club for questioning the OBA's views on neonics.

    This spring, I wrote the OBA and asked how they came...
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    Re: Cowen uncapper eats frames

    When the frame drops off the chain onto the lugs, it hangs up on the channel guide on one side. Or one side is slower feeding than the other.
    The frame either slips in properly or the bar either...
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    Cowen uncapper eats frames

    My chain fed, cast aluminum, Cowen Uncapper knocks an ear off the top bar on about 1 in 75 frames. These are well drawn combs that I would hate to scrap.

    Does anyone use metal frame savers?
    Do...
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    cowen uncapper knives

    I have an old cast aluminum uncapper with blades heated by a small hot water heater with a recirculating pump.
    Do you ever sharpen the serrated blades on your uncapper?
    If so, how?
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    Re: Maxant 1400 ball bearing size?

    Thanks for the answer(s).

    My wife said to get two, she doesn't want to be blamed again!
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    Maxant 1400 ball bearing size?

    I am missing (lost) the ball bearing that the basket reel sits on in the bottom of my Maxant 1400 extractor.

    I told my wife I am blaming her. She said she never even goes in my honey house, how...
  13. Re: User Accounts With No Activity Get Deleted

    Although you have your reasons...

    I signed up in 2002 and read the site almost everyday.
    When I read, I always note the poster join date and pay more attention to long time member's posts than...
  14. Thread: Honey prices

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    Re: Honey prices

    I tell people who complain about the price, sure you can buy cheap honey, but you can't buy MINE.
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    I don't want to get any bigger.

    How do you manage to NOT expand your colony numbers every year?
    I just want to stick with the 50ish colonies that I am keeping now.
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    Re: When to winter the bees

    I wrap my bees in late October or early November.
    I treat with an Oxalic Acid drench and wrap with tar paper the same day. I use about an inch or two of old newspapers on the top as insulation and...
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    Re: Questions about oxalic acid drizzling

    Look here, it answers all your questions but #3.

    http://www.ontariobee.com/index.php?action=display&cat=49&doc=Oxalic_acid_Protocol.pdf
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    Re: How not to Harvest Honey....

    You, also, are still on your way.

    My bees are stingless. They migrate south for the winter and always return just as the first flowers start blooming.
    They don't have just nurse bees they have...
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    Re: Cleaning up wet supers

    Would that work for uncapped crystalized frames of honey?
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    Re: f) Is there a standard for nucs?

    The Ontario Beekeepers' Association has a "nuc buyers guide".

    The Ontario Bee Breeders Association attempted to standardize the definition of a nuc some years ago and came up with the following...
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    Re: Cowen Uncapper question

    I haven't used it yet, other than running empty comb through, but if (when) I have problems I'll be back asking for help in the fall.

    I think the machine has probably been updated because I got a...
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    Re: % of honey for local

    I have seldom produced as much honey as I can sell. I wish I could.
    Markets are hard to find, you can't say, "Sorry, I ran out," you would lose them as a customer.

    To keep my markets supplied,...
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    Cowen Uncapper question

    I acquired an old cast aluminum Cowen uncapper with serrated knifes heated with hot water.
    How many drawn frames should I use in standard 10 frame Langstroth honey supers for the best results with...
  24. Re: Just unwrapped my hives and I have too much syrup due to the mild winter.

    I take back my tip.

    I checked my three yards and when I saw them bearded out I unwrapped all but the weak ones. I did leave the newspaper insulation on under the lid though. If we do get a cold...
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    Re: March 20th in Ontario

    The maple trees are blooming.
    Usually it is too cold for the bees to work them.
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