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    Re: Hive boxes

    Ben.. the budget boxes from dancing bee are finger jointed, pre drilled and functional. They have lots of knots...but for 8.99... There is also a select grade, beautiful clear lumber for a few bucks...
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    Re: 2012 Dieback Already?

    The poisonings in Ontario were widespread. Enough so that beekeepers were meeting directly with Bayer and OMAFRA (Ontario Min. of Agric.Food and Rural Affairs) to discuss the problem. It was a real...
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    Re: 2012 Dieback Already?

    I am in Ontario and sell beekeeping supplies. So I am in contact with lots of beekeepers. I have heard both ends of the spectrum... from bees look pretty good at packing, to 35% loss already (large...
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    Re: 600 hive operation extractor options

    I bought an older 60 frame dadant with a newer (3 years old) speed control that had been replaced. Will find out in a few weeks how it works. So for now, it looks nice in the shop.
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    Re: 600 hive operation extractor options

    I've found a used 60 frame s.s dadant for sale. Not sure the age or model yet. I've also found some older Kelly 60 frame extractors. Have not seen them yet. Looks like I have some long drives ahead...
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    Re: 600 hive operation extractor options

    Just wondering what others are using with the size operation I have? Any models to avoid?
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    600 hive operation extractor options

    hi there,


    Sold my old extractor last fall. Run 600 colonies and plan on staying around this number. Looking to buy. Can any commercial tell me the best extractor to get for my money? Also how...
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    Re: Cell priming question.

    we don't prime. Have had no issues.
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    Re: Major Loses in Vermont? Northeast?

    I'm farther north than Vermont in Ontario Canada. We have had a weird winter, way too warm. I checked hives about a week ago and things looked really
    really good... even the week ones are still...
  10. Re: Fair terms for bee and queen orders

    I sell nucs in Ontario. I don't ask for deposits on orders of less than 10 nucs. On orders over ten I ask for a 25% deposit. A bit different than packages because I can use anything not picked up,...
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    Re: any bees for sale in Canada?

    Old thread; interesting to Canadian beekeepers. How the sales going this year? I'm in Ontario one hour east of Toronto. My nuc sales are about the same as last year so far. I'm still getting lots...
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    Re: Charge for Rendering Wax

    I was thinking 50/50 too. Its a lot of mess doing it. Thanks.
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    Charge for Rendering Wax

    Hello,

    I have taken on Rendering some beeswax for some other beekeepers. Right now I'm trying to work out a fair charge or wax trade. Does anyone get their wax done for them? Or do it for other...
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    Re: drones from laying workers

    In regards to the original question; are drones produced from worker bees viable? I too have wondered if all those small drones produced in worker cells (worker drone laying colonies) serve any...
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    Re: Electric Fence Controller

    My mentor who has a million stories about trouble bears swears by this;

    Instead of running ground wires between live wires run a a single ground wire about 1' 1/2 out from the live wires and...
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    Re: Egg laying and Unmated virgins

    Lost Bee;


    A properly mated queen produces both the workers and all the drones in a colony. Eggs are fertilized as they are laid depending on the size of the cell ie worker or dronesized. ...
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    Re: Egg laying and Unmated virgins

    The first thing I wonder is ... maybe this older virgin will go out and get mated ? I now they say there is only a short window for mating to happen. But who
    really knows maybe an old virgin will...
  18. Re: "Order of Operations" for genetic selection?

    Great thread. I've been raising queens for about 10 years and just learnt a few things. Its amazing, every time I go looking for information there is always something new to learn. Just goes to show...
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    Re: Hive handles?

    "Can someone explain this to a newbee. It would only take up the thickness of the cleat, correct? If you were putting them side by side, it really would be insignificant wouldn't it?"



    Its...
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    Re: Hive handles?

    "There are lots of methods on U-Tube, but I haven't seen any that I would trade for the Skil saw method."

    I agree 100%.
    I was a bit skeptical at first because I'm not a big fan of skil saws,...
  21. Re: Making a telescopic cover - tips please

    Marbis. If you are making anymore let me know. I'm ordering a bunch of the pre-made metal tops from beemaid. They are about $5 each, then I just use scraps for the wood parts.
    Something I...
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    Re: using tetra bee in liquid?

    I've only ever applied it in powder form. I do know a beekeeper who uses large syringes and squirts it in ( liquid form) on the bottom board where the bees eat it up.
    I thought it was a good idea...
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    Re: Tea lights..please help!

    Thanks for the tip. Do you happen to know the product # or code ?
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    Re: Gene Weitzel Woodenware

    How was the shipping ?
    Does Gene have a website? I googled but could not find.
    I'll be starting my box building in January........ but am still looking to buy some as well.
  25. Re: Trying to bring 30 small nucs thru Winter inside House?? Seeking Advice....

    We moved about 50 hives into our shop one winter because they were weak and also on the verge of starving. We set the temp at about 5C, just enough for the bees to move over and feed, but not to get...
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