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  1. Re: Organic Beek with Nosema. I guess all I can do is ride it out. Anything else?

    Test them to see what your counts actually are just to confirm its nosema.
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    Re: New extracting line

    No sump eliminates that hole that never gets cleaned
  3. Thread: Honey totes

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    Re: Honey totes

    but propane is still used
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    Re: Honey totes

    oh thanks for that link Jim. I thought you guys were filling the other generic type of tote.
  5. Thread: Honey totes

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    Re: Honey totes

    If beekeepers complain about having to further clean barrels before filling, how in the world would these totes be properly cleaned? As just mentioned by MNbees, some honey was left in returned...
  6. Thread: bee lift

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    Re: bee lift

    Roller axial bearings
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    Re: bee lift

    Axial
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    Re: When walk away splits fail

    Small bit of prep per hive along with proper timing and these splits can be made up evenly
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    Re: When walk away splits fail

    I did 500 splits that way, used mated queens. It requires a bit of equalizing afterwards but it is a good option for managing a heavy workload
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Most Beekeepers would not compare my operation to a horse and carriage.

    Good luck with your commercial Honey Flow Operation Ace ;)
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    Re: Western Canada Honey Production Progress

    Yes particularly that area, we know cattle producers around there. Last week anyway, they were desperate for rain just to get the grass greened up...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y489/IanSteppler/IMG_1902_zps1smq0wdc.jpg

    The boxes over the boards are being collected first pull, the boxes under the boards are temporary for space, usually...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Your not appreciating the need for space. Now fill that space with wrench turning frames and not only do you have a frame inventory worth a fortune but a tonne of extra work
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Right now I have an average of 40-50 frames of head space over my hives currently being filled with honey. Space is key to producing a large crop, and I'm scrambling to keep enough ahead of them...
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    Re: Western Canada Honey Production Progress

    where are your hives sitting JeanMarc?
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Last weekend sever weather brough hail and high winds which totally destroyed a swath of crop 6 miles wide 20 miles long. Hail stones the size of hardballs... Our farm missed the majority of the...
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    Western Canada Honey Production Progress

    Just wondering if beekeepers across the Canadian Prairies would share their current honey production status. Good, bad, okay... dry, wet , boxes plugging!! :)

    Here in Southern Manitoba we have...
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    Re: Harvest timing, when and why?

    Know your flow and target the first 3/4 of it, extract then clean up the last 1/4, hope for the bumper back half :)
  19. Re: high-fructose corn syrup may be tied to worldwide collapse of bee colonies

    World wide collapse?
  20. Re: Opposite of feeding. Killing bees for honey production

    It's not the cluster size that consumes the vast amount of resource, it's when they start late winter/spring time brooding. Dark bees start smaller and later, yellow bees seem to jump onto those...
  21. Thread: Bee Blower

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    Re: Bee Blower

    Hi Brad

    When blowing bees air volume is needed not high pressure. High pressure blasts tear the bees apart
  22. Thread: Queen Caging Tips

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    Re: Queen Caging Tips

    Yup wing hollow hand trick. I like to add a few young bees with her, that's the harder part...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    That is not what my spring trials tested
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    Re: New extracting line

    Lol, I forget that I'm on an American forum sometimes!
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    Re: New extracting line

    The augers will push the honey very well, simply plumb the auger into the bottom of your sump and have it pumped when it fills.
    Place your tanks in your hot room, keep the hot room at 30 degrees.
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