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  1. Re: running single brood chambers for winter

    I am not familiar with outdoor wintering in singles. But I have done it successfully indoors. If you wrapped the colonies and insulated I would imagine the same numbers would apply. Here is a link...
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    Re: Custom extraction

    I had heard in your are someone doing it at $7.50 per box. I am not sure if this was just rental of the extracting equipment or if it included labor. (Someone lost their extracting building due to...
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    Re: Failing Queens

    Some of the queens were a year old and some were 3 months old. It had no real rhyme nor reason to it. I do run a lot of Kona's from the island and I have had good success. These weren't poor...
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    Re: Failing Queens

    I am certainly not slagging Kona. I like them a lot. My first shipment from BeeMaid this year looked pretty stale. The candy had been 1/2 to 2/3 eaten from inside the cages. I forgot to add that...
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    Failing Queens

    I was going through my yards and came across two yards that have a very high percentage of queens being superceded. One yard had 30% queen supercedure on 30 hives the other was over 50% on 38 hives....
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    Re: Two way pallets

    Thanks Allen, it looks like a really good set up. The posts were tremendously helpful and I am shocked at how light a New Holland L125 is. Now I just have to find one.
    Thank you.
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    Re: Two way pallets

    I know Ian, the EZYloader is a really nice rig. I offered Herb $30,000 for the one he had or sale on the website, he was asking $36,000 and never even counter offered. A new one is $42,000 I think...
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    Re: Two way pallets

    Thanks Allen that and the picture were very helpful. I have a New Holland LS185B on VTS tracks and it is just too big. I was also worried about my Dodge 3500 dually being up to the work but I see...
  9. Re: Shipping: How hot is too hot for a queen?

    According to a study by Jeff Pettis: Sutained temperatures (a couple hours) above 104F and below 46F for a very short time will kill the sperm inside a queen and make her non-viable or less viable. ...
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    Re: Two way pallets

    Allen, what type/size of skid steer are you using? Do you find it difficult to drive off the side off the side of your trailer and back on? I have seen a picture of Will Clark's trailer with an...
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    Re: Black Larvae?

    Here this shows the efficacy of European Laws. In Switzerland they are supposed to burn hives that show clinical symptoms. No Oxytet. So what would be my motivation as a beekeeper to want to burn...
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    Re: Black Larvae?

    If you are not allowed to use antibiotics how would you know if it works or not? Oxytet works. You are misinformed.
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    Re: Angry landowners

    Yeah it is nice up here. We have the luxury of thousands of square miles and farmers practically begging to have hives on their property. Might be a different word for some. Heck I have some who...
  14. Re: Why are Queens Failing? Jeff Pettis takeaway from Beaverlodge Field Day June 20/

    It is possible that I misunderstood the data. However it appeared the temperature extremes were from the same shipment. Both the 41c and the 8c appeared to be in the same shipment. Further...
  15. Why are Queens Failing? Jeff Pettis takeaway from Beaverlodge Field Day June 20/2014

    Well the National Bee Diagnostic Center has been researching Queen failure. They also had Jeff Pettis as a guest speaker. Really interesting data points. The temperature variations during queen...
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    Re: Pierco vs. Acorn

    Well I sure hope the product is better than the website. All the comb in the backround is turned 90 degrees, and the comb on the shallow frames in the foreground is facing the wrong way. Hopefully...
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    Re: beekeeper pay scale?

    But to be fair that is $15.00 cash. No deductions. As they are part-time as required. If I found a mature and hard-working person I think I could pay $20.00 plus or a performance bonus on the...
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    Re: beekeeper pay scale?

    $15.00 per hour. Like I said all relative.
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    Re: beekeeper pay scale?

    I am pretty sure you pay yourself that much so you can collect Child Tax Benefit, GST rebates, and pay the absolute minimum in Federal Tax and Provincial Tax.
    The rest is hidden in the farm...
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    Re: beekeeper pay scale?

    The free market determines the labor rate? Funny I thought the illegals determined that. I cannot imagine that the labor rate would be that low if illegals were out of the picture. I think that if...
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    Re: beekeeper pay scale?

    The $400,000 dollar house and the $60,000 dollar house are relative. A living wage is the right answer. Can the person you have working for you live and support themselves on the wage you are...
  22. Re: Questions for the Canuck prairie / peace river folks

    Typically it is dealers' choice. No one buying nucs in Canada is too picky. Peirco is quick and dirty and costs less than or equal to a wood frame. They stand up way better to bear attacks. ...
  23. Re: Knocking down population for wintering in single

    Depending on how many hives you are running you could do it towards the end of the flow. A double brood chamber is not too much time if you are running less than 100 hives. As the honey flow ends...
  24. Re: Knocking down population for wintering in single

    Restrict the brood chamber to a single with a queen excluder either before or during honey flow. Then just remove honey supers. Assuming you are wintering indoors feed the single till it reaches...
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    Re: Letting friends in your yard!

    I think you are right to supply gloves and hive tools. Good neighbors thing to do. He doesn't want to give you AFB, you don't want to get AFB. If you were to get AFB you are assured he didn't give...
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