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    Re: minimizing robbing

    We have our bees on four way pallets. We put a lot of new ones into operation this year and culled out the old ones that where odd sized. Entrance reducers used to be nailed on the front. Now we pry...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    We stripped everything and had the patty on quickly just to keep the brood cycle going. It really worked well for several yards. The hives looked better than we expected. Then I think we started to...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    We test for Varroa through out the season. Start treating if we see a 2% infestation.
    You have convinced me I should test for more.
    I know some of our hives are not well. More information will be...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    We see a constaint dwindle hardly enough for a sample (1/2 Cup) but the yards started to smell from the bees in the grass. We had enough dead bees for samples at two different times. When the corn...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    Haraga sorry but I don't want to out him here. His is not my story to tell.

    I am new to our operation(three years) and am lucky to have a incredablily inovative business partner that invited me...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    Adam thank you for representing Ontario beekeepers so well. You have put a lot of effort into this post. It was a effort to read it all. You have stated our case well for those willing to listen.

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  7. Re: Ontario beekeepers suing for $400 million in damages

    It is very interesting to read others see how others presume to understand. I am a Commercial Ontario Beekeeper. Every sample of dead bees I have sent away tests positive for neonics. I how ever am...
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    Re: Fumagilin-B for Queen Rearing

    Thanks guys. I have stopped using Fumagillan in the spring or fall and feed protien mid March. Not feeding antibiotics to the cell builders suits me just fine but if I can produce a better Queen I...
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    Fumagilin-B for Queen Rearing

    I have read in several places that feeding Fumagilin -b to your cell building hives is recomended. What is the benefit of doing this?
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    Re: treat for nosema?

    I would get them some protein and feed that now about 5 lbs per hive. Just put it on the top and close everything back up on a reasonably warm day. As long as they have enough honey or sugar they...
  11. Thread: drum heater

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    Re: drum heater

    Yep a 1500 watt heater will do a fine job burning your honey. I would find another way. Can you put the barrel in a small room or closet and heat the whole room. Much safer slower but safer.
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    Re: The current price of sugar.

    20 kg(44lbs) bag of sugar is 16.89 at Costco here in Canada. Going to pick up 40 bags tomorrow. Not much difference in price
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    Re: Bees dying outside hive

    We have been having problems with foraging bees dying here in Southern Ontario. We have had yards with what looks like mulch in front of the hive that is all dead bees. It is simular to you describe...
  14. Thread: Virgin parade

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    Re: Virgin parade

    I had a observation hive in our garden shed a few years ago. I stocked it only with three frames of brood . We watched them start cells and cap them. Then queens started emerging. They walked around...
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    Re: I've been Robbed!

    Orientation flights?
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