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    Re: Building with "2x10" rough cut

    As a fellow Sudburian... my recommendation to you would be to possibly look for other sources of woodenware. I'm picking up a pile of boxes this week from a small supplier west of Toronto this week;...
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    Re: Northern Ontario Beekeeper Wanna Bee!

    Birds - I know where Red Lake is... Drove up there once a few years back to visit my grandmother... beautiful drive up.

    Mama3277 - The Sudbury district beekeepers association has a meeting...
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    Re: Northern Ontario Beekeeper Wanna Bee!

    Where are you in Northern Ontario? Perhaps we can help you pinpoint a beekeeping club that could help you out.
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    Re: Ontario honey label laws

    From what I've seen, it isn't a requirement. When you buy containers like the white/blue 500g/1kg containers, it has the nutritional content on it. But plenty of small-time people still package in...
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    Re: equipment cleanup

    That will take a long time, and you will not get an even heat across the surface. Better to get a 20lb+ propane tank and a 'weed burner' type torch.
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    Re: virgin queen into nucs

    Might want to go look through the archives at Bee-L... there was some discussion on introducing virgin queens the other day.
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    Re: A how to dip Beehives Video

    Hmmm... ok. Actually kind of tempted to try both scenarios... boil it for an extended period, then let it cool, them dip for a few seconds (like dipping a taper candle) to build up a coating.
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    Re: Would this work?

    Some beekeepers here in Ontario have switched from 2 deeps to 1 deep and 1 medium... and are having success overwintering them.
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    Re: A how to dip Beehives Video

    Think it would work on wooden hive top feeders (miller-type)? Debating about building a dipping tank, and have a bunch of leaking feeders that I need so seal up.
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    Re: Resealing leaky hive top feeders?

    nope... not bucket-type. The type with one or two reservoirs. Some with open-access for the bees (they literally climb all over the feeder on floats), some with "lids" to keep the bees contained to...
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    Resealing leaky hive top feeders?

    So I've got a BUNCH of hive top feeders that leak. One dumped about 4L of syrup inside a hive tonight before I caught it!

    What're people recommending for resealing these things?

    I've seen:...
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    Re: One pissed off hive!

    This hive is queen-right... but I needed some frames of brood for a split for a queen I had shipped to me.

    I was using smoke... more smoke just made them more angry! Tried sugar water too... but...
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    One pissed off hive!

    Adrenaline is still pumping... I needed to pull a split off a hive today because I've got queens that need hives.

    Well, I guess I'm a few days late for getting into this hive. It was queenless...
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    Re: Lions and Swarms and Bears, Oh My!

    no gaurantee the replacement queen will be laying on the 4th day. Open it up and start looking for queen cells, taking note of any hatched cells. If there is a hatched cell (open on the end) and...
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    Re: Tiny Plastic tasting Spoons

    I couldn't find spoons locally, so I picked up popsicle sticks. Let them dip it once.

    Have you tried contacting local kitchen/restaurant supply stores? Visit some ice cream shops (other than...
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    Re: NUC sales, medium vs deep

    One question is what do your customers want/use? Are people in your area using medium brood boxes, or deeps?

    4-frame medium nuc seems awefully small to me.
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    Re: Ontario 2010 Honey Prices

    Wholesale... no idea. Retail, I think people here are holding last year's prices.

    We're at ~$11/1kg up here... bottled and labelled... but given the HST, and other expenses going up... might be...
  18. Re: Anyone done the math: honey and total wax harvest from foundationless?

    You may also want to read some of the stuff that Allen Dick has on his website:

    http://www.honeybeeworld.com/diary/articles/fdnvsdrawn.htm

    "Looks here as if using foundation costs about 40...
  19. Re: Commercial pollination in Eastern Ontario / Parts of Quebec

    You may be able to find some local berry farms that need pollination. Not sure about farm crops though.

    I heard rumours of some commercial pollination of canola taking place west of North Bay. ...
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    Re: Suggestions for buying equipment online

    In Canada...
    -Near you.... Benson Bee Supplies. http://www.bensonbee.com/ (first result if you type 'beekeeping supplies ottawa' in Google)

    -Better Bees (Cambridge) http://www.betterbees.com/...
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    Re: risks of requeening in the rain?

    Not sure if that would fit... but the candy/marshmallow plug will take them a while to get through. If they haven't accepted her by then, they probably never will.

    But it's done! So far the bees...
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    Re: risks of requeening in the rain?

    No cork... just a candy plug. (not the normal wood shipping cages... the plastic JZBZ style)

    Just took a quick look... one attendant isn't looking so hot... think these gals are going in right...
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    risks of requeening in the rain?

    need a quick opinion...

    Requeening 4 hives. Brought in new queens for some "nicer" genetics... current hives are mean! Removed the old queens 24h ago... current hives are great producers, but...
  24. Re: After collecting swarm..."extra" bees? (or does this mean I really missed the que

    Your mini-swarm are very likely just stragglers... bees that were out searching for a new home for your swarm, or collecting nectar & pollen for this new group of bees. As you say... 95% chance...
  25. Re: arrggg... can't find my queens, and new queens arrive today!

    well, it worked! I 'split' the hive yesterday when I couldn't find the queen. Went out tonight... the old box has quite a bit of activity at the entrance, bees are generally not in a good mood. So...
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