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    Re: Winter Feed Consumption

    MT, I think you should use the abundance of empties kicking around the honey house, fill them with invert and use them like a rabbit feeder. Kill 2 birds with one stone. For what it's worth, a...
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    Hummerbee Snowblower

    Just wondering if anyone has one- I'm considering buying one. What are the cons?

    Can it do the job? It the turbo heavy enough to get enough traction and push that thing around?

    Does the...
  3. Re: Manitoba Beekeepers Association's “White Paper” document

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    Democracy is not alive and well or the border would be open.Its just easier for the gov't not to spend valuable time and money policing a bunch of beekeepers who get paid for pollinating crops and...
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    Re: Formic Acid Flash Treatment

    We put on a meat pad each time we are in the hives spring and fall. Sometimes we may get 10 on in a year. I have no idea if this is what Randy is referring to. I will email him.

    We have...
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    Re: Formic Acid Flash Treatment

    yup. all the time.
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    we use these. http://www.mppl.ca/index.php?route=product/product&path=83_92&product_id=2338
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    Big time! Put a sticky board in and you'll see. Obviously for the proper treatment it is 4 days apart 6 times. But we use it as a knock down and then OA in the fall...this year we skipped the fall...
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    We put a meatpad on each time we are in the hive spring and fall.
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    You've probably been asked this, but would it be possible to try some "secret brew" in Canada? How to?
  10. Thread: Syurp pump

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    Re: Syurp pump

    We can easily do this. Would a 3" gear give me the same flow as a 3" trash?
  11. Thread: Syurp pump

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    Re: Syurp pump

    We have the gd also. Should we run high test? And you have a gear pump on it? Not trash right?
  12. Thread: Syurp pump

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    Re: Syurp pump

    And use?
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    Re: Syurp pump

    to my embarrassment, we did not change the oil on the pumps this summer. We have not tracked ours. We run reg 5w30. I considered that perhaps oil was my problem. You think so?
  14. Thread: Syurp pump

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    Syurp pump

    We were running 3 truck geared up for feeding in frame feeders this year. I'm happy with the design of the hose, reel, and return. But we kept having problems with our pumps.

    The pumps went...
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    Re: Oxalic drizzle in winter

    I love this idea and had considered it...we got 1500 done in day one but it was with 8 guys. So if I do it with a sprayer...

    -can I over apply the OA? Can it do damage?

    - I know this is done...
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    Re: Oxalic drizzle in winter

    Dgl? What unit do you use? I'm going to try vaporizing one yard. Where can I one?
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    Re: Oxalic drizzle in winter

    thanks! My concern is missing the cluster in the bottom if you can't see where it is from the top. Should I worry about that? just guess?
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    Oxalic drizzle in winter

    I heard some reports around of beeks in the area seeing lots of dead fresh looking bees out in front of hives the last few weeks, so I decided to check some of mine. Didn't see any of that, so...
  19. Thread: Thermal Image Gun

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    Re: Thermal Image Gun

    I'm wintering 612 singles inside for the first time. We winter all of ours outside, but I am trying some weaker singles inside to give them a chance. The building is well set up. I am running at...
  20. Thread: Business decision

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    Re: Business decision

    Ben, I was in a similar situation to yours 11 years ago. Working, but wanting to go full-time bees. Contrary to what some said, I thought the best choice was to buy enough hives to float the business...
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    Re: Nosema spore counts this fall

    Are these Arataki or Kintail packages?
  22. Re: Canadian prairie and northern US honey crop outlook

    Jean-Marc, I'm curious about splitting so late. We run our bees in the North (not Peace north, but north enough) and then move them south for winter to Niagara, so perhaps a similar situation. ...
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    Re: Large scale Nuc production

    It's actually kind of hard to tell, since 50% of our splits we are adding a cell to a hive with a queen already...we hope for the new one to knock off a bunch of last years queens, since we are...
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    Re: Large scale Nuc production

    Pallets of 4 doubles, or singles if they didn't get big enough for a second box. Wrapped 2 together. We're in Niagara, quite mild...but damp, which isn't ideal.
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    Re: Large scale Nuc production

    Grozzie: That is certainly not the case in ON. I don't know of anyone here that is building nucs purely for the purpose of sales. There are some people that sell nucs every year of course, but as...
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