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    Re: A honey warmer - finally.

    A fantastic idea and job. But sorry you have to drink warm beer now.:popcorn:
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    Re: Equipment of My Forefathers.

    Great seeing this stuff, thanks for the share.
  3. Re: Any Ottawa-area Beekeepers online that can offer some advice?

    I am about an hour and a half east of Kemptville, and wrap around Nov.1.
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    Re: Creamed Honey advice

    I would think the 140 is a bit too hot. On the other hand the 40 might be too cool. Just my thoughts.
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    Re: Bee Jokes...whos got em?

    Good ones.
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    Re: Whats oxysol used for?

    and likely the cheapest treament we use!
  7. Re: What is the longest time your queens were in transit/mail?

    I wonder how long can queens last in a cage if they can't be istalled because of days of heavy rain?
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    Re: Sincere question on requeening.

    Thanks for that info Alpha6.
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    Re: Sincere question on requeening.

    Just wondering what causes a drone laying queen and can it be prevented. I just discovered one.
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    Re: Smoker Question

    I use some wood shavings and top it off with wood pellets, like the man said, 5 bucks worth of pellets will last years. The best thing I bought is the propane torch with the clicker lighter on it,...
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    Early pollen

    This is my second year, all three hives wintered well. I have been feeding.
    Watched them this afternoon for a while. Today is our first warm day 70 F.
    Noticed many bees coming in loaded with...
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    Re: Used hive cleaning

    I scorch out the inside of the box, getting all cracks and corners, with my propane torch. I always use new frames if they are someone else's old ones. AFB
    is nasty.
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    Re: Pouring on Fumagilin B in winter?

    I am new to bees, only one season, but yes I have heard of this being done
    for sure, around here anyway ( eastern ontario/quebec/new york state).
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    Re: Tornado Damage 12-31-10

    That is one sad mess. Looks like you take a lot of pride in your bees, and I doubt if this will stop you.
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    Re: A couple of questions before we wrap!

    Are the cozys the black plastic with fibreglass insulation inside? What do you put on top? Yes I used the tar paper and wood shavings method. I left the bottom and top open a bit for air. We have no...
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    Re: A couple of questions before we wrap!

    What are you wrapping with Cwife?
  17. Re: Screened Bottom Boards this Winter or Not?

    I struggled with that decission also, until last week when I wrapped them up
    fo the winter. I closed in the bottoms, my reasoning; a regular bottom board
    is closed and I figured a moisture issue...
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    Re: The Smell of a Banana

    You are right. I was told by an old beekeeper to never eat bananas before
    working around the hives. He said the stinger pheramone smells like banana.
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    Re: No honey from Buckwheat

    I have heard that the newer varieties of buckwheat doesn't do much for the bees. Something about the depth of the nectar in the blossum. The older variety , the silver hull type is what they want.
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    Re: What is this?

    My family always had this plant(Sedum) and still does. But they always call it "frog's belly". If you take a leaf and rub it between your fingers, to loosen
    the outside membrane, you can blow into...
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    Re: Hive entrance

    Mine face east, but most hives around here face south. I do have a windbreak, as there is nothing worse than an east wind. Must be coming
    from Nova Scotia, just joking Adam.
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    Re: What is this?

    Sedum. And the honey bees just love it in the fall.
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    Re: Stung on hand

    If you have bees, get used to it. I took two on the hand this morning.
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    Re: wax moth questions

    I think they put them in the freezer, even a few hours is supposed to
    kill the eggs.
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    Re: What plants make good fall nectar?

    Bees have been all over the Sedum blossums the past few days. They seem
    to love it.
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