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  1. Re: Has anyone ever had a confontation with another beekeeper, especially sideline/co

    I was not including the 1-5 hive beekeepers in my statement but I'm guessing there are probably a lot more of those these days then there were in the past (**** disposable income), can't help you on...
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    Re: Equipment for medium to small bee house

    I think Maxant has an uncapper that sits on top of their cappings spinner, check their webpage for the price. I don't own any of their equiment yet but they seem to get good reviews.
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    Re: Dcoates 8-frame medium nuc adaptation

    Oh those are definately much nicer looking then the ones I picked up! The ones I bought have knot holes etc, not sanded.
  4. Re: Free Download of all Key Bees & Pesticides Reports

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    This is a constant statement in agriculture. Who decided we have to feed the world? I'm sure if the average farmer could earn the same amount of money without GM/spraying/fertilizer...
  5. Re: Has anyone ever had a confontation with another beekeeper, especially sideline/co

    I'm willing to bet it's the amount of beekeepers that's declining not hive numbers. Agriculture is/has turned into big business. Small guys really aren't encouraged to grow, as new laws and...
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    Re: Dcoates 8-frame medium nuc adaptation

    I think that's a bit expensive for a sheet of 1/2" plywood. I bought a couple last year and they were under $20/cdn. Are you buying a better grade plywood for making nucs?
  7. Re: Major Report concludes: "Neonicotinoids are An Unnacceptable Danger to Bees"

    Unfortunately bees are attracted to rapeseed/canola or is this a different plant.
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    Re: Bottom Boards - 3/4" vs. 3/8" entrance

    Maybe they leave the dead bees there when it's cold as weatherstripping.
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    Re: Nucs versus Packages?

    If you have some drawn comb you can actually split a package into 2 colonies right off with an extra queen. It seems a waste of resources to put a nuc and a package into 2 8 frame bodies. Part of...
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    Re: Bees, Chickens and Black Soldier Flys

    I read something about hanging a beaver carcass over the chicken run. It might be for those flies. Aparently the maggots will fall off the carcass and the chickens will eat them off the ground.
  11. Thread: Fecal Spotting

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    Re: Fecal Spotting

    Jim, my bees tend to target my white pick up regardless of where I park!

    I think there are pics of hives that have a lot of fecal matter on them, look at the pics before thinking you have lots.
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    Re: Upper entrances, nature and IPM

    I provide both top and bottom entrances to my hives, some have Q excluders some don't. Some hives make lots of use of the top entrance, some mainly use the bottom entrance. Can't figure out why.
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    Re: Warré Woodworking

    I've heard if you wet wood (dampen it not soak) before you glue the glue will not go in too deep and will make a better joint. I believe this came from Norm Abram (This Old House fame).
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    Re: Two queen hives for overwintering

    Lauri, do you think there would be any benefit in replacing the divider board with a queen excluder. If one of the queens dies they would be able to cross horizontally, not sure if they would be...
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    Re: Honey house gutter

    Ian, I believe you're a member of the COOP. If so is it the COOP that requires you to have a CFIA honey house?
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    Re: Guineas in the bee yard

    Not sure if it's intended for me but, I don't feed them organic, they get layer ration though (about $15/bag) and I usually have oyster shells for them.
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    Re: Smoker travel container

    If we could just get that percentage up, maybe someone invent a hive tool that would sprout and grow, there would be lots of hive tools.

    Think of the pollination contracts!
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    Re: Selling nucs and queens with mites

    Just advertise them as treatment free. When the customer comes to pick them up let them know there is a mite count and if they want them treated charge them extra for it.
    Keep selling nucs to the...
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    Re: Entrance reducers for winter?

    Sorry I use a "migratory type cover" which is one piece of plywood on top of the hive and I have a notch cut in the front. For the telescoping cover you should have a flat side and the other side has...
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    Re: Guineas in the bee yard

    Acebird, I think they need at least 12 hrs of light for full on egg production. I also think if you run them all year they burn out faster (my chickens tend not to live much past 3 yrs). So giving...
  21. Thread: Selling bees

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    Re: Selling bees

    Do not undercharge, that is a problem for all other people selling nucs. As stated above sell only a quality product and charge the going rate.
    I have picked up nucs at someones overwintering...
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    Re: Beego, Bee quick or what else?

    Riskybizz, no I don't have much exp and never said I had. But ... it seems to work really well maybe it just fits well with me. Had no one to show me how to do it and did a lot of damage especially...
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    Re: Getting Bees to Guam

    You had better check the regulations concerning importing bees there. You may not be allowed or they might only allow imports from certain countries. You might be able to get them shipped by air...
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    Re: 3Things that make a lone beekeepers life easyer

    Will this device be able to filter out the wifes voice?
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    Re: Guineas in the bee yard

    I have a light and heat in the shed. Light on a timer. I think if they aren't warm enough survival instinct kicks in and they use the energy for heat instead of laying. Still getting lots of eggs.
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