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    Re: Thinking of making my own hives

    I just finished making 25 deeps and am now on 25 mediums. My suggestion is use a table saw and a dado blade,
    If you Google box joint jigs there's lots of DIY plans that are simple. Once I get the...
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    First winter , first look in the hives

    We have had a mild winter for the most part. We were down to -20c, 0 F in November, but Dec was just below freezing and January was above in the day and below at night. February has been above day...
  3. Thread: Pricing of NUCs

    by ABruce
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    Re: Pricing of NUCs

    [QUOTE=Summerland Bee;1216803]My observation Retail sales are asking $175 for 5 frame over wintered and $25 deposit on the box. Ready first week in April. 4 frame split in wax paper box $160...
  4. Re: Beekeeper from 100 Mile House, British Columbia, CANADA

    Hi,
    I am going for the education day I am looking forward to it. I have three new packages ordered for early April and two local nucs for the end of May. I look forward to hearing about your top...
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    Re: Table Saw Score!

    Just finished 25 deeps, all finger jointed, My saw never missed a beat, I bought it used from the second owner its a 1963 General. Big cast iron table, and American made motor with twin belt drive....
  6. Thread: So excited

    by ABruce
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    Re: So excited

    Plus 4 today that's about 40 F , seven out of seven are alive, If it quits raining I am going to add some plates of wet sugar just in case they need it. Long term forecast is for above freezing for...
  7. Thread: Pricing of NUCs

    by ABruce
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    Re: Pricing of NUCs

    Last year I bought packages in April and nucs in June, same price, the packages our grew the nucs by a good margin. This year I have ordered nucs for April and local nucs for the end of May. The...
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    Re: Having problem going into hive

    Mgolden, Can you define how warm is a warm day for you. I am wanting to add some sugar here just to be safe and we are supposed to be plus 7 on the weekend.
    thanks
  9. Re: Beekeeper from 100 Mile House, British Columbia, CANADA

    Hi Beehumble,
    Nice to see a neighbour that's just to the north. I was into my hives today, had to shovel to get to them, but seven out of seven are alive, , so far so good. I will be interested to...
  10. Re: What is the recommended varroa treatment for spring 2015?

    I am a first year beekeeper, I use OAV in the fall, and I am trying to understand what and when is the right choice for spring. Jean_Marc could you comment on why you choose the products your using...
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    Re: Outdoor chest freezer?

    Hi,
    We have used a Sears chest freezer out doors for years. Its in an unheated shed. We get cold wet winters and hot dry summers. Lots of people I know do the same. Make sure you position it so you...
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    Re: Almonds in Bloom

    We have had 30 inches of snow since noon on Sunday and apparently more to come....... getting tired of plowing and shoveling the the streets are so deep four wheel drives are getting stuck sure nice...
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    Re: Is a inner cover necessary with quilt box

    M Golden do you wrap or insulate your hives as well as using the quilt box?
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    Re: cooling wintering shed

    I use a thermostat in my greenhouse which has both a high and low set point, so it will heat or vent. Its line voltage and I got it from Acklands Granger. My experience is they last longer if you use...
  15. Thread: My OA smoker

    by ABruce
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    Re: My verroa smoker

    Buzz,
    What a great idea, I used a conventional vaporizer and was taking between three and four minutes to vaporize two grams. How long till it cools so you can reload. I assume you drilled a hole...
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    Re: Hello from Canada

    Ondras, Welcome , I suspect the few frost free days in Canmore would limit your hives greatly. I used to live there and last frost can be in late June and I have seen the gardens leveled by September...
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    Re: New Zealand Bees Are Worth The Money.

    Colino,
    When did you get your packages. I got my two in early April and after the built foundation and even with the loss of a queen and letting the hive requeen itself I got over 120lbs from them....
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    Re: Dandelion like... what's this?

    Cristian,
    what color is the pollen? I have a similar flower here in bloom, Not much else still blooming and the bees are coming in with an almost florescent orange-pink pollen. Not sure where its...
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    Re: Jack Frost has Arrived :(

    Mcbee7,
    Can you describe your wintering addition? How will you heat it? And to what temperature?
    thanks
  20. Re: Oxalic acid treatments...vaporization...my 1st experience doing it...

    Redbug,
    I have been doing my hives, four minutes to melt the OA and then at least 10 minutes for them to stay inside. I actually leave them longer as I pull the vaporizer cool it in water and...
  21. Thread: OAV and feeding

    by ABruce
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    Re: OAV and feeding

    thank you all for the advice, I am so close, last treatment is this weekend , I will wait and feed after final treatment.
  22. Re: Oxalic acid treatments...vaporization...my 1st experience doing it...

    I just did my second treatment this weekend, I and doing the weekend thing as well, every Sunday morning . I am treating at day break before the foragers are out. They are a little cranky but I think...
  23. Thread: OAV and feeding

    by ABruce
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    OAV and feeding

    I am new to this but I am doing three OAV treatments five days apart. I have just finished my first. Is it ok to put frame feeders in and the do the next two treatments, would one remove them while...
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    First year summer is over

    I am sitting in my chair , nursing my first sting. Got me on the ankle tonight as I was applying OAV to the hives. Apparently waiting for twilight to make sure they are all home is fraught with...
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    Re: Early frost up here in the Peace Region

    Hi Jodie,
    Its been a weird year for weather everywhere. Where do you go south to look for pollination? If you come south for the spring do you come south for the fall and keep them in a milder...
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