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  1. Thread: Winter losses ?

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    Re: Winter losses ?

    so far 4 deads on 88 but deadly april is on. if just 10 percent i will say it's a good year
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    Poll: Re: Hive Overwintering Fools - Challenge 2013/2014

    well Colleen, this is not an usual year, but I must advocate that I should see some mortality in the next two weeks when weak queens will fail. That will surely change my rate (good years are around...
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    Poll: Re: Hive Overwintering Fools - Challenge 2013/2014

    Do my report also but not sure overwinter is done yet!
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    Re: Microbial ecology - HOW? about probiotics

    I wish I'm not hacking this thread but, trying to add my 2 cents, I found this on the net:

    At this adress...
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    Re: just thinking ahead>> pail feeders

    I'm feeding with 12 liter pail i buy from FWJones. Works well for me but a little bit expensive. I try my own version, but a lot of commercial pails I found wasn't very efficient when you open and...
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    sam droege gallery

    I'm maybe late but take a look at this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usgsbiml/page1/
  7. Re: Does anybody collect vintage or rare Beekeeping equipement ?

    Denis, just call Jones and ask for richard, he's there for a long long time. I still use one of those smoker with this frosted aluminium pattern but I've changed the bellow many times. Think late...
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    robaxisal and sting behaviour

    I badly hurt my back and use roaxisal for 3 days now and never had been stung like that. This morning I have been obliged to leave the field . I have almost 100 hives for 10 years and I'm used to...
  9. Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

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    well I go feed patties last week-end and it's my worst year for long time, lost all my 8 nucs, 20 doubles on 78 and 5 singles on 18. That's give me a 32% loss. I can't believe I will win the...
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    Re: Insulating only three sides a problem?

    Splatt, in my location in quebec, we usually insulate 3 sides and top with foam and then wrap everything, leaving the entrance side less insulated. The bees heat the hive only if they rear brood....
  11. Thread: package feeding

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    Re: package feeding

    thanks for your response, I will use candy as I already do some to feed my hives in early sping.
  12. Thread: package feeding

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    package feeding

    I plan to build a few package this spring. I can imagine how to build boxes, I can find open cans but the little machine to close the can is really expensive, even used. I see in this video...
  13. Re: Ok, im going from treatment free to oxalic acid vapor treatment and need opinions

    I use the JB200 for 3 years now and it works great for me. I use an old battery from an F150 and I can treat 30 hives before power decrease (time of evaporation is longer).
    I carry a bucket of...
  14. Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    well, I'm in if I'm allowed, at October first, 78 double, 18 single 8 nucs wrapped and treated with formic and oxalic.. and sure, well feed.
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    Re: 2012 Dieback Already?

    Here in southern Quebec, the 2012 spring comes 3 weeks earlier, it's approximatively one more cycle of varroa reproduction. I had seen that in my hives, need many more treatments this falls (I use...
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    Re: Destroying the whole hive question

    Not sure it's a good idea but I will try to give you my way of solution:

    AFB spores are killed by temperature so:
    place all your plastic frames in a big garbage bag and place the bag overnight in...
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    Re: Filling comb with sugar syrup.

    I sometime use a "frame filler" inspired from this site: (sorry french speaking)

    http://www.frenchbeefarm.com/framefiller.htm

    and a video
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