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    Re: Show me your truck mounted hive loaders?

    Thank you Harry!
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    Re: Show me your truck mounted hive loaders?

    Well Ian I wish I could say that I had someone here locally that had a hoist I could copy. But alas I didn't so I took a look at different machines and pictures. (Including yours, I cannot tell a...
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    Re: Show me your truck mounted hive loaders?

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    Here's an image of it painted (Horrible mess) but still not full assembled.
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    Re: Show me your truck mounted hive loaders?

    It's somewhere in the vicinity of 15'6' reach. I had the lincoln ranger on the end with a full tank of fuel so it was well over 500 lbs. I am slowly painting it and getting it assembled, but now...
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    Re: Show me your truck mounted hive loaders?

    ...It was a long winter. Boredom overtook us and we began to weld.239562395723958
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    Re: Hello from NE British Columbia

    Welcome. There are beekeepers close by... you just need to know where to look.
  7. Re: Transitioning from all mediums to double deep brood boxes.

    I guess an honest question would be: Why do you want to do it? Three mediums is the same surface area as 2 deeps is it not? Just run 3 mediums for a brood chamber.
    Just a thought.
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    Re: Gas powered super cart

    I know sharpdog made one. I think parts cost 1500-1900. So if you have lots of time and patience you could save $1000. Possibly you could PM sharpdog he would be an expert on it.
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    Re: Western Canada Honey Production Progress

    As I said it was anecdotal. After treatment period of 4 weeks, 6% but only 3 tests. (took strips off at 42 day precisely). During flow I knew I had a problem still (obviously) and every time I...
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    Re: Western Canada Honey Production Progress

    Some additions to my observation for people to comment on. Take the with a grain of salt as they were anecdotal.

    1.) Apivar this spring used as per instructions to the letter. Was...
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    Re: Western Canada Honey Production Progress

    I'll be honest up in the Peace Region it wasn't good. 125lbs was the number in this area. I had a great spring but the mite counts jumped hard and supercedure was all but impossible to stop. The...
  12. Re: Two queen hive and other management strategies.

    "I will let the bottom two deeps make their own queen so I don’t have to buy a queen or I could buy or make queens to put in there early which would be better for production."

    2 queening works...
  13. Re: Need wholesale supplier Honey Sticks in Canada

    Phone BeeMaid in Spruce Grove. They might be able to help you or point you in the right direction.
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    Re: BC Government Recommendations

    It is that natural tendency for the queen to move up in the hive. The cluster naturally follows. The intent is to rotate the boxes so the brood is on bottom. This also should make it easier to...
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    Re: Deer Rifle thoughts please

    As stated above 30-06. I bought a .300 Win Mag first and hated every moment of using it. Plus every corner store and hardware store is sure to have a box of shells.
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    Re: snow bound hives/locations

    Like you said looks like your weather is getting better next week. You still have lots of time. All will be well. Forcing it might make it worse.
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    'Don Studinski, dba Honeybee Keep, is a permaculture enthusiast and member of the board of directors at Living Systems Institute (LSI) where he applies permaculture philosophy to beekeeping. Honeybee...
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    Re: Canadian effects of exchange rates

    Well back on topic. So I got scared by the exchange rate. Thought I would be smart and drove down to Bee Maid this long weekend to haul back 9 lifts of Pierco frames. I figured I would get them...
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    Re: How do you Northern beeks do it?

    With you brother! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Early Queens CANADA

    I personally really like the Kona queens. The Carniolans do really well up here. No trouble with acceptance or build-up. Hawaiian got a bad reputation years ago, now they have an excellent...
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    Re: Beek from Canada

    Welcome. Your website has the word equipment spelled wrong at the top of the page BTW right below honeyhills.ca.
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    Re: Profit Analysis

    I have not seen this before. Just goes to show sometimes you get good information on here!:thumbsup:
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    Re: Profit Analysis

    This might help you. Your thumbnail is too small to read. I know these scenarios are out of date and in canadian dollars but someone it is someone elses data to compare to and the guys who put the...
  24. Re: What is the recommended varroa treatment for spring 2015?

    If I phone Paul or Medhat I can usually get a recommendation in a round about way. I was just wondering what the flavor of the day was so that I change it up on the mites.
    Do you follow the...
  25. What is the recommended varroa treatment for spring 2015?

    Has anyone been in touch with the State/Provincial beekeepers? What is the recommended IPM for 2015? I have been doing Apivar spring and Oxalic in fall for 3 years now. Just wondering if it is...
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