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    Can I move a hive at 45 to 50 F?

    I have sold 2 hives to a person with a 4 hour drive from me. It should be about 45 to 50 F on the weekend. Can the bees handle this? They will be in the back of a truck
    Thanks for any help
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    40 below F in Saskatchewan Canada last night. A...

    40 below F in Saskatchewan Canada last night. A well insulated hive and adequate ventilation are a must. My hives are well sheltered from wind.
  3. Thread: butterflies

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    Thanks for the link on butterflies for weddings. ...

    Thanks for the link on butterflies for weddings. Very interesting site. Our daughter got engaged on New Years day so plans are just starting. We are not sure of anything yet, it may not even be at...
  4. Thread: butterflies

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    Thanks for all the advice. We do have a few...

    Thanks for all the advice. We do have a few monarchs up here. The web links look interesting. I have not seen any possums up here, will raccoons work? The possum suggestion is a good one he he...
  5. Thread: butterflies

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    butterflies

    My daughter is getting married next September in Winnipeg Manitoba. She wants to release butterflies at the ceremony. Any suggestions on where I can get butterflies or how I can raise them? Thanks...
  6. Thread: Ohm's law

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    Volts and wattage

    Any element that is connected to half its rated voltage will produce 1/4 of its rated wattage. Wattage is the product of voltage times amperage. For example; 5 volts X 5 amps = 25 watts, 10 volts...
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    Hot hose clamp uncapper

    I made an uncapper from a large stainless hose gear clamp. This is not the one but very similar. http://www.murraycorp.com/index.pl/hdl_high_torque_series
    I tried it a few times and it worked...
  8. Thread: Chilean's

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    I am very small time with just two hives. One...

    I am very small time with just two hives. One died last winter so I did a split this spring and introduced a Chilean queen. She started with a great laying pattern but the girls replaced her. I...
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    Try Aircraft Spruce....

    Try Aircraft Spruce.
    http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/safetywire.php
  10. Thanks Ian; I donít feel so bad, It appears...

    Thanks Ian;

    I donít feel so bad, It appears that it was not all my fault. I thought that I did something terribly wrong. The cold damp weather must have had something to do with my dead hive.
  11. I started bee keeping last spring with two nucs. ...

    I started bee keeping last spring with two nucs. I lost a queen early summer and ended up with a week hive that produced no honey. The other hive appeared strong and produced about 50 lbs of excess...
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    Wax cups

    I tried this and was able to make cups. Last summer was my first year working with honey bees so I did not get a chance to use them,

    http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-49891567890517190
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    Hello from Saskatchewan (cold Saskatchewan that...

    Hello from Saskatchewan (cold Saskatchewan that is -13F tonight). I hope my bees don't freeze.
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    I just wonder if the vegans people smack a...

    I just wonder if the vegans people smack a mosquito when they get bit????? Or do they just watch and roll up their sleeves so more can feed.
  15. Thread: Mentors

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    I bought two nucs and related “USED” equipment...

    I bought two nucs and related “USED” equipment last spring. I was told that I should get about 200 pounds of honey from each hive……… hmmmmm. Well I have found out that expecting large amounts of...
  16. Thread: Ants

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    I tried placing my hive on tin cans that sat in...

    I tried placing my hive on tin cans that sat in pie plates. I then filled the pie plates with used motor oil up to about half full. I checked the hive about 6 hours later and had about a dozen...
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    I have been thinking about galvanized equipment...

    I have been thinking about galvanized equipment used in food production. My well has a 20 foot long galvanized culvert with a diameter of about 30 inches. All grain storage on the prairies uses...
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    My 200 acres of sweet clover is being cut down...

    My 200 acres of sweet clover is being cut down and bailed so I decided to move them back home, about 5 miles. There is lots of canola here but it’s just about finished blooming. It is still yellow...
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    Why is my honey gone?

    I have one hive with two nucs and one honey super on top. The hive is beside a 200 acre field of sweet clover. When I checked it about 5 days ago they had started to store small amounts of honey...
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    Thanks for all the great information. I will not...

    Thanks for all the great information. I will not be looking at the old used galvanized extractor. An estate had an extractor and other equipment for sale earlier this summer but I could never get...
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    Thanks for the advice. Camcote paint up here...

    Thanks for the advice. Camcote paint up here costs 40 dollars per can plus shipping, it is available in Eastern Canada. Is it healthy to just scrub it real good and use it? What kind of solder...
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    Would you purchase an old galvanized extractor?

    I have found an old hand crank four frame galvanized extractor. I have not seen it because it is about an hour drive from my home. The price is 50 dollars OBO. I asked if they were negotiable on...
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    Thanks for the great video, it answered a number...

    Thanks for the great video, it answered a number of questions that a new beekeeper like me has. I have two hives that were purchase in April. I purchased eight supers with comb built on permadent...
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    We have lots of moisture over in east central...

    We have lots of moisture over in east central Saskatchewan. The last week has had too much, over three inches of rain in the last 3 days with one sunny day yesterday. I am new at this beekeeping...
  25. Thread: Honey + metal.

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    One more question, how about using a rusty honey...

    One more question, how about using a rusty honey extractor? I may have the opportunity to purchase one with rust on its cages. Thanks for any information.
    Kim
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