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  1. Re: McCormick, alias Billy Bee introduces its new Natural Farms honey, a blend of Chi

    Chinese products garbage? Yes
    Especially when the practice of filtering out pollutants and blend in sugar has been suspected by the exporters of the product.
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Do you dabble some of it to the mix or do you have a formula? or a certain target your trying to achieve?

    I have bought into the Pro biotics theory aswell. When we start talking about nosema and...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Have you done any in op trials to see if you can notice response?

    You mentioned adding Pro Biotics as snake oil, how can you ensure enzyme supplement is no different?

    We add an inoculant to...
  4. Re: McCormick, alias Billy Bee introduces its new Natural Farms honey, a blend of Chi

    BeeMaid does not apply in this because they do not blend foreign honey. They are certifying their producers under the CFIA framework , applying true source and marketing the honey as such.

    Im...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Interesting David. I have not heard of anyone talk about supplementing enzymes to the feed mix. Maybe everyone already has been and its already provided in readily avaliable bee feeds? Are these...
  6. Re: McCormick, alias Billy Bee introduces its new Natural Farms honey, a blend of Chi

    If the packers are requiring CFIA certification from Canadian producers, why? If they bring in a product from China where there is no traceable standard on that honey... I dont get it?
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    What kind of enzymes are you adding? And how do you feel the enzyme supplements contribute to the overall health of the hive?
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    lol, Keith... care to elaborate? Help me walk closer to you.

    All I am asking, this DFM-honeybee "inoculant" suggest dusting the hive. Others like yourself has mixed pro biotics into the patty...
  9. Re: McCormick, alias Billy Bee introduces its new Natural Farms honey, a blend of Chi

    I sell in to the coop. The Coop is requiring CFIA registered facilities by all producers.
    For any of you who sell private, are packers insisting on a CFIA # when selling your honey? I'm told so...
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    Re: Less may be more by Mark Winston

    Even canola,
    There are studies showing up to 30% yield increase with bees but I know for a fact that number is exaggerated . Bees or no bees this canola come in the same. Single digit variations...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Ehoffma2, are you part of the trial or involved with the company ?
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    From what I read on this forum I would Also be one of those Beekeepers holding the Jarrett family high.

    My question is anywhere from implying dis respect. If there is no answer to the question...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Just adding something to the mix because it sounds good?
    Even with inoculants, shelf life and storage conditions of the product is important for its efficacy
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Kieth, what kind of shelf life does your micro flora additive have after mixing into your patties?
    The product we use in the cattle operation on our silage come with an expire date. It's...
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    Re: Less may be more by Mark Winston

    Eduardo , have you pressed your local government to stop ditch spraying ?
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    Re: Less may be more by Mark Winston

    Yes of course, totally from a beekeepers perspective! ;)

    I don't know why we beekeepers hammer at farmers about this all the time. We are telling farmers to do the opposite of what they are...
  17. Re: McCormick, alias Billy Bee introduces its new Natural Farms honey, a blend of Chi

    Time for the CFIA to get familiar with the MNR test. Honey that is suspect for Ultra filtering and syrup blending needs to follow through testing. But... how many Canadian and American producers...
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    Super DFM - Honeybees

    "Description
    SuperDFM – HoneyBee contains a combination of LAB’s as well as beneficial
    Bacillus spp., and yeast used to diminish disease in bees and brood.
    Feed both Spring and Fall for Healthier...
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    It all depends on the job at hand, I figure on two week rounds. Feeding requires visits sooner, queen work requires immediate visits. Then there are fill in work jobs like mowing and moving done I...
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    #1 - My yards are 12 miles in each direction. Some beekeepers I know run 50 miles.

    #2- Typically we work the yards every two weeks

    #5 - most all hives are set up to pull honey
  21. Re: Bees and Skunks: what is fact and what is folklore?

    Tongue in cheek I assume ;)

    Up here because skunks hibernate throughout most of the winter months, and hibernate in groups, rabies is a huge concern. My cousin is a veterinarian and tells me ( as...
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    Re: Opening the Sides of the Broodnest

    What would be the max number hives you would be able to achieve this?
    When is your cell cutting ended for the season?
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    Re: The last explanation for swarming?

    Lol, probably right, but the objective had been achieved! 😄

    No matter which way a beekeeper cuts it, population it comes down to population control and space during the swarmy season.
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  24. Re: Bees and Skunks: what is fact and what is folklore?

    Ever since I started using pallet boards my skunk issue has decreased to the point I don't think much about skunks anymore. Hives sitting on the ground are sitting ducks.
    Also, ever notice a...
  25. Poll: Re: Treat for Varroa mites or let them suffer & die..........

    Yes obviously but why a public poll?
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