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  1. Thread: Queen Prices

    by sharpdog
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    Re: Queen Prices

    With the decline of the Canadian dollar, I expect our queen imports to be much more expensive.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: What is your favorite bee tool?

    I agree with Ian. Ive worked a hive with a screwdriver instead of a hive tool several times and I can manage without a vail (usually), but without a smoker i would quit beekeeping.
    Luke
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    Re: Video of Honey Super Assembly

    Thats sounds like a handy idea. Thx
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    Re: Video of Honey Super Assembly

    I built this jig, and its a copy of a video I watched on the internet. It was very similar, but used lever clamps to square and tighten the box. I thought a screw clamp would be as fast, and apply...
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    Video of Honey Super Assembly

    My boys have been busy assmebling supers over the winter. I thought I would shoot a quick video. Hopefully the link works, this was my first attempt with You Tube.
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    Re: Walter Kelley multi-purpose tank

    Thanks, awaiting your review.
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    Re: Melting/Heating drums

    Thats almost exactly what i use. Heat tape self regulates to 118 F. 25-30 feet liquifies a drum in 2-3 days.
    Luke
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    Re: Early frost up here in the Peace Region

    We didn't see much frost here, maybe a trace. My home yard is still putting on weight, when its above 20-22C. My other yards are robbing. Ian, how can you tell if Alfalfa is damaged by frost? Do...
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    Re: Cowen 28 Frame Extractor

    Hope its working well for you, thats what i use, and I like it.
  10. Re: Phrases I just wouldn't have expected to say till I started beekeeping

    In three days they'll eat the queen out!
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    Re: How many Hives???

    This interests me. We have miles of alfalfa that is just starting to bloom after the first and only cut. I have been praying for rain, as we haven't had any in a month but perhaps its for the best....
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    Re: Question on adding supers

    If they dont cut the flowering alfalfa, the flow should continue till first frost. Sounds normal compared to my experience with 2lb packages. Alfalfa is a very good nectar source once the bees build...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    What did blackberrys pay? Ive heard you can make a box of honey on them in a normal year?
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    Re: Using a Fume board with excluders on...

    Although I do find excluders a challenge to remove the last box, i cant imagine using fume boards without an excluder. Any brood in the top boxes grinds bee movement to a halt. It would be a waste...
  15. Re: When replacing brood frames with wax foundation after splits

    On 50-60 hives this year I have checker boarded in 3 frames of foundation into my singles, pulling the brood above the excluder to coax them into the second box.
    It has worked better than i hoped or...
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    Re: Heat exchanger temp setting

    I don't have a honey exchanger, but I suspect one of two causes. Either the dial is out of calibration (likely a set screw holds it in place), or the dial controls the heat medium outlet temp, and...
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    Re: Heat exchanger temp setting

    I don't understand. Are you saying that oil holds more heat than water at a given temperature?
    If you are pumping 9000 watts into oil or into water the amount of heat added is equal, but the...
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    Re: 9 Frames in 10 Frame Super

    I bought 200 supers from my wifes grandefather. They all had built in frame spacers. Not anymore! I tried them on 2 or 3 hives before deciding that they had to go. It was a shame, as they were...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    I'm not sure. It was .90 last year, I haven't called to find out this year yet.
    Luke
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Double post, sorry
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    What prices are being offered in canada this year? As a beemaid member I won't know my price for over a year from now!
    Luke
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    Re: Hive Boom for Bee Truck

    Ez-loader makes exactly what your looking for but it is big $$$$.
    Luke
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    Re: 500 hive operation Honey extraction line

    Right on, please do. How many hives/honey do you plan to run through it?
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    Re: 500 hive operation Honey extraction line

    I use a 28 frame cowen. In a 10 hour day with 2 people we do 100 boxes, about 5-6 drums of honey. I agree the cowen wax spinner is a bottle neck, but the uncapper outpaces the extractor 2-1. That...
  25. Thread: Grande praire

    by sharpdog
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    Re: Grande praire

    I know a guy with a few hives 10 min north of grande prairie. Pm me if you want details
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