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    ok...I understand. Thanks guys.

    ok...I understand. Thanks guys.
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    I need some small cell basic advice. I have read...

    I need some small cell basic advice. I have read Michael Bushs' website on small cell with great interest so perhaps this is a question for him...I have just made a split with a purchased queen so...
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    Thanks Michael...that is pretty cool that you...

    Thanks Michael...that is pretty cool that you have that chemistry background. I wasn't sure which was the ant acid?....Antacid. LOL I kill me.
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    Contact Medhat Nasr at Medhat.Nasr@gov.ab.ca for...

    Contact Medhat Nasr at Medhat.Nasr@gov.ab.ca for the complete information.

    95% control with formic acid (spring) oxalic strip (fall), requeening, screened bottoms, resistant strains and I forget...
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    ok...Konrad. You are right, I am not interested...

    ok...Konrad. You are right, I am not interested if it is in that condition. Thank you anyway.
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    Sundance...from what I have learned on Organic...

    Sundance...from what I have learned on Organic bee keeping, the Oxalic is only one part of the entire treatment including re-queening every year or two at most(breaks the mite reproduction cycle),...
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    Konrad...do you have any interest in selling that...

    Konrad...do you have any interest in selling that old extractor? I am restoring old farm implements right now for my own use on our farm...which is why you haven't seen me here for a while. An old...
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    Konrad...congrats on your harvest! I still only...

    Konrad...congrats on your harvest! I still only have about 30% of my honey super filled. It is a shallow super with new piercos. Not quite sure why my bees are taking this long. perhaps my Queen...
  9. ok...some good thoughts here. I have been feeding...

    ok...some good thoughts here. I have been feeding steadily until just a few days ago. The flow is full bore right now so that should not be the problem. They correctly drew out perfect comb on the...
  10. I have a brand new hive started from a package....

    I have a brand new hive started from a package. Everything in the bottom super went well. Lots of comb drawn on brand new peirco plastic frames...lots of brood...lots of everything. When I added a...
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    Well, I guess I can't make them go to the...

    Well, I guess I can't make them go to the blossoms can I? There are quite a few ants on the blossoms so maybe the pollination will occur that way. Our apples haven't started blossoming yet....some of...
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    Konrad...great news! I will do my weekly...

    Konrad...great news! I will do my weekly inspection this weekend. I saw last weekend that I had quite a bit of capped brood so I hope to see the same results as you.
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    Here's a question...I understand that bees will...

    Here's a question...I understand that bees will forage on whatever it is that interests them at the time, but I got into bees specifically to pollinate my young orchard and secondly to provide my...
  14. Konrad...glad to hear that all is well with your...

    Konrad...glad to hear that all is well with your hives. I also did a full inspection last weekend on my one and only hive. Same sort of results as you. One frame with a cluster of brood and three...
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    I have a new hive started from a package. My...

    I have a new hive started from a package. My frame feeder is working great and I am refilling it about once a week right now...the weather has finally gotten warm enough for them to start raising...
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    Thanks Jim and Michael...done.

    Thanks Jim and Michael...done.
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    Ok...now that that is settled...when do I take...

    Ok...now that that is settled...when do I take the pollen out of the hive? They really do not seem all that interested in it and are bringing in pollen on their own. Do I leave it in until the season...
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    Thanks Steve and carbide...I do not have any...

    Thanks Steve and carbide...I do not have any undrawn frames, just brand new pierco frames.

    I will check tonight, but I think that they have three frames drawn out already. This is based on a quick...
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    ok...bees are hived. Frame feeder is in and...

    ok...bees are hived. Frame feeder is in and operating. Bees are gathering pollen. I will do my first major inspection this week (probably tonight). When I filled the frame feeder on the weekend, I...
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    Here is another question along the same lines. I...

    Here is another question along the same lines. I fed pollen patties when I hived my package a week ago...the weather finally cooperated enough for them to go foraging yesterday. I see that they are...
  21. I am no expert here obviously, but the...

    I am no expert here obviously, but the instructions on our packages said to store at about 15 degrees celcius?? What's that, about 50-60 degrees for you guys?We had many dead bees in the packages...
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    I called Bee-maid where I got my equipment and...

    I called Bee-maid where I got my equipment and packages from. The bee expert Derek told me to restrict the bottom entrance as much as practical and to leave the top entrance open. This configuration...
  23. Kybee...too funny. I was kind of doing the same...

    Kybee...too funny. I was kind of doing the same thing. Trying to push bees gently into the entrance hole! What a sucker I am. Oh well live and learn. I am sure that next years packages will go...
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    I agree Beebear, an arguement is always more...

    I agree Beebear, an arguement is always more effective when it has a positive connotation. Good luck with the 'fight' Sarah. It is good to have someone to write the letters.

    You always catch more...
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    Thanks Michael...I think I will re-open the top...

    Thanks Michael...I think I will re-open the top entrance. I cannot readily control the top entrance size. It is cut into the inner board and is a couple inches across. The bottom entrance though is...
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