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    Re: Pollen Traps(Pros and Cons)

    I love my pollen trap, I put mine on for about three weeks on each hive. They will be confused for a day or two trying to figure out the entrance but you will be collecting in no time. Just check it...
  2. Re: Caught my first swarm using a baited nuc box!

    I always put mine straight from the bait box to a full 10 frame single super. A swarm will build up very fast and if you have just foundation and no drawn comb make sure you feed them but they will...
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    Re: Crystalized Honey

    The honey in the stores is pasturized which reduces the crystalizing. Just warm it up in some warm water and you are good
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    Re: Should I see eggs?

    What colour do you use for foundation? If you are using light coloured foundation you might not see any until they are grub like. The queen would of taken a couple of days to come out of the queen...
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    winter dead-out

    So I've got a couple of hives with some frames of bees that are dead and look like theyve starved. there are some frames with a number of bees still in the comb. Do I have to pull them out before I...
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    mating nuc

    This winter I made 30 5 frame Nuc boxes, I plan to use some of them for Queen rearing. Ive noticed a lot of mini mating Nucs, other than the obvious size difference what if any are the benefits of...
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    Re: Italians-Buckfast-Russians

    Im in PEI and trying to buy Ontario queens, so far I only seem to find Buckfast and Russian
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    wax foundation for honey extraction

    Im thinking of buying a foundation machine to make my own foundation from my own wax. The only concern is will the wax foundation stand up to an extractor when extracting honey or do you just use it...
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    Italians-Buckfast-Russians

    Hey beeks
    So Ive mostly kept Carnolian and now im expanding into other breeds. They will all be HBTM resistant and they would either be Italian, buckfast or Russian. Im in eastern Canada and use my...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    $125 for blueberries and $60 for cranberry. Pumpkin, apple, Borage are $50 but borage is going to $75 soon
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    Fogging for varroa

    Can anyone give some insite on using a propane fogger with mineral oil to treat for varroa. I'm looking at buying one but I've only vaporized oxalic acid for varroa. Just looking at options
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    Re: best ways to strain....

    What I found best to strain honey is go to an automotive paint store and look for a paint strainer they come in 5 gallon bucket sizes. They are great for straining honey and the cheap
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    Pollen trap

    Does anyone use pollen traps? I bought a couple of them and just want to know if I can use the pollen that I collect in the spring to make pollen patties
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    uncapping knife vs uncapping plane

    Hey folks
    Just looking for some input on uncapping methods. going to be buying a knife or plane but not sure which one would be best. I have medium frames for my honey. I have the chance to purchase...
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    bee research support

    Hey folks, this is an endeavour that is important to all of us. My business partner and I have accepted a request from a Canadian University to help with some research towards CCD. The group could...
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    Re: Foundation type?

    I use the permadent foundation, plastic is great. I have used framless, wired and plastic. the plastic ones you can reuse and are great and the bees don't mind them. Framless is great for comb honey...
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    bee documentary

    Hey folks, hopefully someone can help me with this. I watched a documentary on beekeeping last year, its called the last beekeeper. I have googled it and searched I can only find the trailers for it....
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    Re: Deep or shallow

    All of my hives are 10 frame, I know some people that use all 6 5/8 and do well. Jim how do you like the 6 5/8 over the larger super at 9 5/8. It would make it easier to make splits but not sure if...
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    Re: Deep or shallow

    as of now I have brood in 9 5/8" and honey in 6 5/8
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    Re: Deep or shallow

    Yes, sorry I meant medium supers. I guess my slang talk should not be used as I meant the 6 5/8" and not 5 3/4"
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    Deep or shallow

    hey folks, I am going to ask for your input on this. I am just getting started in the past couple of months and have a few hives, however I will be buying hives boxes for assembly very soon in large...
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    Re: tea light wick problem

    Honeydew is right, paraffin wicks won't burn in beeswax. Learned that already
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    Re: How to clean wax...

    Well I am new to candle making as well and I tend to think outside the box for most things. I went with two methods, I bought a small deep fryer that has a temp control on it....
  24. Re: Anyone use the wooden wicks for beeswax candles?

    I bought some wooden wicks from Michaels craft store. I used them in a 3x3 pure beeswax candle and they worked great, my customers love them and ask for them as they love the flame. I did dip mine in...
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    Re: Question about Tealight Issues

    I have recently poured some tea lights and tried some different ways to see what might be going wrong. If you warm up the moulds with a hairdryer first, not very warm but when the hot wax hits the...
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