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    All of mine are overwintered in Single deeps. I...

    All of mine are overwintered in Single deeps. I barrel feed syrup in the fall after pulling off the goldenrod honey but before they start filling up with aster which crystalizes.
    Some up here are...
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    You have Allegheny Mound Ants. They will have a...

    You have Allegheny Mound Ants. They will have a huge mother colony somewhere (up to 100 ft away) and send out satelite colonies all over the place. I have the same problem here and have had some luck...
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    I'm still not sure why, in a much warmer climate,...

    I'm still not sure why, in a much warmer climate, 2 deep brood chambers is deemed to be necessary?
    In Ontario many of us have been switching over to singles (and we over winter in singles as well.)...
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    I am just around the corner from you (Eden Mills)...

    I am just around the corner from you (Eden Mills) and I had 100% survival!
    Both of them!
    No hive wrap, no varroa treatment, no insulation and I over wintered in singles...yippee!
    both singles...
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    If any of you have access to a friendly Canadian...

    If any of you have access to a friendly Canadian or want to order on line, you can go to Lee Valley and get a small electric heater that concentrates the heat on a very small area. The high...
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    Wow! That's great. thanks

    Wow! That's great.

    thanks
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    I saw the ingredient list for the cord treatment...

    I saw the ingredient list for the cord treatment just a couple of days ago and now that I want to actually make some, I can't find it again.
    Totally un-guy like, I'm stopping and asking for...
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    Got my first sting of the season yesterday about...

    Got my first sting of the season yesterday about 3 hours after placing new supers onto the hives.
    I was walking the dog through the field and WHAM...right into the flight path of a returning worker....
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    I don't get along well when it's hot! I cheaped...

    I don't get along well when it's hot! I cheaped out and got a couple of lab coverals that are made out of a woven plastic. Dirt cheap, like I said, but they don't breath and I just about die when I...
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    Checked the girls today and both supers are full...

    Checked the girls today and both supers are full and mostly capped.
    I put on another shallow with undrawn permacomb frames. My expectation is I won't get much honey from these supers but I would...
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    I have been using heavy canvas as inner covers....

    I have been using heavy canvas as inner covers. Bought it very cheap from a discount store and cut it to size.
    I don't have problems with it sticking...well it does, but you can peel it back like...
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    I have the same thing with one of my colonies....

    I have the same thing with one of my colonies.
    They aren't fanning or flying, they're just sittin' on the porch. Bees are still flying in and out but it's not as busy (it has maybe only 2/3 the...
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    Sure thing, just make sure the end cuts are well...

    Sure thing, just make sure the end cuts are well sealed with paint/sealer otherwise the layers will start to separate as soon as they get wet.
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    We get the ocassional cold snap in January that...

    We get the ocassional cold snap in January that gets down to -25C overnight but usually our winters are mild...maybe -10 to -15C night time temps. The big guys do the 4 colonies to a skid thing and...
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    Wow, that was quick! There are 2 operations...

    Wow, that was quick!

    There are 2 operations around me who have between 500-800 colonies each, plus the UofGuelph apiculture department that all use single deep brood chambers for over wintering....
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    I opened up my colonies today for the first time...

    I opened up my colonies today for the first time in 3 weeks and was quite happy with what the girls are doing.
    One hive (they were both nucs 2 mths ago in all new equipment) has drawn and capped a...
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    No, it's normal CAN$. Cheers

    No, it's normal CAN$.

    Cheers
  18. "I just point to the shoe collection. Then duck."...

    "I just point to the shoe collection. Then duck."

    She has a duck collection, too?
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    My observation up here in the great white north...

    My observation up here in the great white north is those that use single brood chambers for over wintering are usually using 10 frames, while those over wintering in doubles are going or at 9 frames....
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    .......take either the tall-skinny, or the...

    .......take either the tall-skinny, or the short-fat.....I thought you were going to mention some of my friends.......

    I just picked up the Black flag fogger from Canadian Tire for $90...
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    Wow, this is great! Ask a question and get...

    Wow, this is great! Ask a question and get answers.

    I think there is too much space between the bottoms of the top box and the tops of the bottom box. I haven't measured it but I bet it's 3/4 inch...
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    My plan is to use all single brood chambers. I...

    My plan is to use all single brood chambers. I started with 2 - 3 frame nucs and no drawn comb so my start was a little slow...not to mention the cool weather hasn't helped. My bees are on to 6...
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    Out of curiosity is it a fitting to connect to a...

    Out of curiosity is it a fitting to connect to a disposable propane (torch) bottle or is it the BBQ type screw fitting?
    Hauling around a 20lb tank for only 2-4 colonies is more than I want to do.
    ...
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    The above mentioned manufacturer has 2 models for...

    The above mentioned manufacturer has 2 models for sale (approx CAN$ 100)...one electric and one propane. I like the idea of the electric one as I could power it from the inverter on my tractor.
    Does...
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    I've also thought that a grumpy old man with a 12...

    I've also thought that a grumpy old man with a 12 gauge would be effective.

    Thanks for the replies.

    Cheers
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