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    Re: New package - treat or not?

    It's one of them, and I may have it wrong which one. All I know is, the bees are flown in from New Zealand, and, they wont pass the border inspection if the strip isn't in the package, so by the...
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    Re: New package - treat or not?

    The important details to keep in mind.

    a) A treatment kills mites.
    b) A brood break does not kill mites, it just slows the reproduction of the mites you have. It also slows the reproduction of...
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    Re: No compete clauses

    Are these courses folk get charged money to take ? If you are being paid to teach the course, then I dont see an issue here at all.
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    Re: Types of hive stands - ideas

    On my main stands I have 8 hives, 10 frame, on a 16 foot 4x4, so 4 8 framers on 10 feet should be no issue at all.
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    Re: Types of hive stands - ideas

    Different climates call for different strategies. In our part of the world, over the winter, we almost always have some form of standing water laying around, the rain just comes down faster than it...
  6. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    The only place where there will be a difference is not in the sugar itself, but any residues and/or by products that end up in the sugar back, alongside the sugar. The quick and easy tell to see if...
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    Re: Apps or Ideas for recording bloom cycles

    We do, it's a simple setup on a wiki running on a server in my closet. For the first year, it's interesting. Second year, it was almost as interesting, third year it became 'enlightening'. The...
  8. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    A couple years ago this came up with our local bee club, so I fired off a note to the local sugar company, which produces cane sugar at the Vancouver plant, and beet sugar at the plant in Tabor. The...
  9. Re: Anyone see the artical about the mite killing bees being developed

    The thing I wonder about with some of these traits, are they a genetic thing that comes with the queen, or is it a learned trait that is passed on thru the generations in a colony ?

    Wouldn't be...
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    Re: Making equitment

    This is entirely a matter of personal preference and circumstance. My free time is a precious commodity and I have many things to do far more enjoyable than assembling bee equipment. If something...
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    Re: Protein Patty recipe

    I have pondered this part of the equation for some time. I know it's a mistake to project our own experiences onto that of the bees, but, I often wonder about an analogy, and try to understand how...
  12. Re: Transporting Packages... Best way to keep them contained?

    No bees got out, they all survived fine, 2 hour drive, then sit for 2 more before we were ready to put them in boxes.

    http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e53/grozzie2/bees/IMG_0331.jpg
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    Re: Drums Crystralised honey

    After you put enuf LEDs to get to a kilowatt there will be no room to fit the drum in anymore
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    Re: Poster Child

    131724 / 75 = 1756 which is the ones they paid out on. So, if they dont pay for for the first 17.5%, they do pay for 82.5%, so the 1756 hives paid out equates to 82.5% of the loss. 1756 / 0.825 =...
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    Re: Can wood be too rough for bees?

    I was at a presentation about a year ago, by one of the well known researchers, it was about the health of the hive with regards to propolis collection. The final summary on the take-away, after...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    The document in your link refers to imported honey with the 'Canada No 1' label. I've been told recently that those labelling rules have now changed, and there is now a 'No 1' to be used on imports,...
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    Re: Are the good times about over with?

    Isn't that one of the ones that has pricing controls in place in the US?
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    Re: GPS locator with anti theft alarm

    At 20 bucks a month for the service plan, dont thing it'll end up in to many hives.
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    Re: Poster Child

    That was but ONE of the many tidbits I took from that video, it was WELL worth the hour to watch. We often watch stuff like that over dinner here, and that one was _so_ informative, may watch it...
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    Re: Youngster trying to make a go

    We sell our honey at a gate stand. Lots of folks that buy honey from the stand, will offer a place to put more bees. Had one just last week, only a 10 minute drive from here, offered a spot at the...
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    Re: Youngster trying to make a go

    What Harry said.
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    Re: I have Supercedure cell What do I do ?

    brood cells are filled with nectar, that's backfilling. You said a super above an excluder. Did it have drawn comb, or just empty foundation ? Bees wont go thru the excluder if there isn't drawn...
  23. Re: Canadian Study Will Enable Made For Canada Bees

    the article makes it sound like this project is just starting. Reality, it's been in the lab for some years now, and it looks like they now have funding to take it out into larger scale field...
  24. Re: X2 vs X3. Opinions on growth of your operation

    Going into year 6, and this is what I've learned. It's NOT about how many hives, it's about how many boxes of drawn comb you have available for working those hives. We started this spring with a...
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    Re: Honey House ?s

    I already had a long established business that runs from an office in the home when I met my wife. She understands the ground rules well. If she doesn't want to live where the business is located,...
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