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    Re: Oxalic drizzle in winter

    Check Beemaid honey in Winnipeg. We are using 4 at a time on about 500 hives. We are looking at a unit that will work on a commercial basis right now. It is run off a generator and air compressor and...
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    Re: Oxalic drizzle in winter

    We do our bees in late Oct and early Nov. As far as temperature it can be as cold as you can stand. Our temps are usually in the minus range. Main thing is to leave the hives until there is no brood...
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    Re: Oxalic drizzle in winter

    We used the drizzle for a couple of years, then switched to vapour. We have found it much more effective. Our winter losses dropped from 25 to 30 percent to the 12 to 15 percent range. We also...
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    Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    Anybody here use a Ghel articulated loader?
    http://www.gehl.com/equipment/articulated-loaders
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    Re: Thermal Image Gun

    I use an infrared thermometer from time to time. Our bees winter outside. I just shoot the beam through the upper entrance. The stronger hives give a higher inside temperature reading. The ones that...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    No BS. Check the facts. That is what we are subsidised here under Sask. Crop Insurance. Well you are at it check out the Ag Stability program and see how much we are subsidised under that. As well as...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    Last time I checked base level of crop insurance was subsidized to the tune of 60%.
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    Re: cooling wintering shed

    Take a look at Ranco thermostats. We use a couple on melters and they just plain work.
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    Your answer concerns me. In my part of Sask. we are seeing bean acres increase dramatically each year and now corn is starting to follow the same path. Does this mean if we have beans and corn, we...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    " Christy Morrissey says that over the past few years neonicotinoids have been used increasingly on crops in Western Canada and the chemical is making its way into wetlands, potentially having a...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    The article I linked to does not give the study but I believe it was the planter dust issue. This chemical issue is a tough one. Without them the world would starve. With them,....are we poisoning...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    Health Canada has determined that neonics have cause bee mortality.

    For more info check this page out.
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  13. Thread: Fall feeders

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    Re: Fall feeders

    We just use a heat gun to melt the screen right into the lid. Works well as long as you do not overheat and melt through.
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    Re: Melting/Heating drums

    Problem here is most heat tapes have a thermostat and will not turn on until temp. is close to freezing and shut off at to low of a heat temperature.
  15. Re: Canadian prairie and northern US honey crop outlook

    Our honey crop in Southeast Sask was average to a little better than average. We lacked heat and flying days to have that huge crop. All our supers are off and bees are backfilling brood supers now....
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    Cold canadian winter was good for something

    The cold winter we had sure seems to have done a number on the hornets and wasps. We only see the odd one around the hives. Usually this time of year there are lots.
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    Re: Maxant No Drip Valve

    We have the tank with the one drip valave as well.
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    Re: uncapping for 100 hives

    We are around 300 hives right now and expanding. The clarifier is Maxant's largest one, 28 gallon. They could have a better designed clarifier. It only has one baffle, there should be more. We will...
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    Re: buying a cappings spinner?

    I agree with the others that say stay away from the JR. We have the senior and it does the job but there are issues with this system. see my other posts here. If you can go the spin float way. Yes,...
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    Re: uncapping for 100 hives

    We are using the Maxant chain uncapper over the spinner. We will not be keeping this system. It does a good job of uncapping but that is where it ends. The spinner is kept running all the time. It...
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    Re: Honey house questions

    We built a 48 x 64 honey house. The floors have been epoxied. The building is divided into 4 rooms, extracting, hot, storage and office with bathroom and shower.. Honey sump is surface to meet...
  22. Thread: Notice to Ian

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    Re: Notice to Ian

    Not all our yards will make that 6%. Anything under 20 is good. Our early splits are done with queens from Chile. Once thing get flowering we will raise a lot of our own queens. We do not feed a lot...
  23. Thread: Notice to Ian

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    Re: Notice to Ian

    Same in our part of the worlds as well Ian. The odd poplar is starting to bud but we need more heat. Looking at the forecast, that is not an option just yet. We have had feed out for about 3 weeks....
  24. Thread: Notice to Ian

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    Re: Notice to Ian

    Sat 12 Apr -2C Sun 13 Apr-2C -12C Mon 14 Apr -4C -16C Tue 15 Apr -6C -15C Wed 16 Apr -5C -17C Thu 17 Apr 1C -12C Fri 18 Apr 5C -7C


    Here is our 7 day forcast.
  25. Re: Questions for the Canuck prairie / peace river folks

    If you deliver in May you would find buyers across the prairies be it 1 or 1001. Give it a go and I am sure you will be rewarded.
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