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    Re: Best advice for overwintering on singles?

    Thanks, Acebird. We do supplement. What I am trying to figure out is whether, with the constant variable weather (sometimes mild, sometimes rainy, infrequently snowy, as opposed to the kind of...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    The Fraser Valley has a very healthy population of "wild" Himalayan blackberries; so much so that it is for many beekeepers the prime nectar source for honey. Unfortunately, it is not really a...
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    Re: Best advice for overwintering on singles?

    Thanks for that. I'm saving a fair amount of honey for spring feeding. I had an unfortunate experience last year, not provisioning some enough and they of course failed. So whatever configuration I...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Blueberry pollination contracts in the Fraser Valley ranged from a low of about $85 to a high of about $130, with most of us in the $110 range.
    Raspberries are about $50-65, and cranberries between...
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    Best advice for overwintering on singles?

    I live in the Metro Vancouver area and have a large number of hives. I am considering trying to winter some of them on single brood boxes this year; I am planning to create splits with 6 frames of...
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    Re: beekeeping not allowed in my town

    There are many cities in North America that have gently been brought into the new world by beekeepers who assist by demystifying the art of keeping bees. Where I live in New Westminster, B.C. the...
  7. Re: Making pollen patties - can you make without additives?

    Thanks for replying. Yes, it's because I want to make up patties that have mixed in Caspian Solution, a feed additive that contains pheremones. The recipes I've seen for this contain other items, but...
  8. Making pollen patties - can you make without additives?

    Does anybody have any experience making pollen patties fresh, without using soy or other additives, other than sugar and water? I have access to a lot of fresh pollen and am trying to figure out if...
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