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    Has anyone ever tried using heat trace too keep...

    Has anyone ever tried using heat trace too keep nucs warm? Same stuff for wells or iced eves troughs.
  2. Thread: HFCS users

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    I'm with Ian, just pull the plug on my insulated...

    I'm with Ian, just pull the plug on my insulated tops and throw plastic feed container on. Makes it easier for early spring feeding too, just leave filled containers in drums in the yard overwinter....
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    1st time shaking a laying worker out and adding...

    1st time shaking a laying worker out and adding over ripe queen cell. About 1.5 week ago I couldn't find the queen in one of my single deep's started in middle of June with queen cell. I did find...
  4. Thread: Knock Down Splits

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    Well I'm trying the cheap way of expanding this...

    Well I'm trying the cheap way of expanding this year. All my hives with 4-5 deeps are overflowing, so I don't think they'll miss a few brood frames. I bought virgin queen cells from a local queen...
  5. Thread: My Poor Lady

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    I'm out in one of my yards the other day, as I...

    I'm out in one of my yards the other day, as I had made nucs up last week and wanted to manually release all my caged ladies. I pop open this one cage and sure enough my queen takes off, all I see...
  6. Thread: Bears

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    Forget the donkeys, got 50 head of bison...

    Forget the donkeys, got 50 head of bison protecting my ladies along with the electric fence. Keeps the bison in and critters out. No bear hits to worry about now, just bison testing their luck with...
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    I winter over in 2 deeps, R7 insulation on sides,...

    I winter over in 2 deeps, R7 insulation on sides, R7 styro built into lid (with feed hole and dato grove for vent/upper ent), and R14 pillow on top. Both Carnis and Italians.
  8. Thread: Cardinal Rule!!!

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    Well atleast it makes a some what...

    Well atleast it makes a some what entertaining/embarrassing conversation topic. BTW, appologies, but I truely didn't think that word was banned, guess I could of used "dang" , but its just not the...
  9. Thread: Cardinal Rule!!!

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    Well this laughs on me. **** if I didn't break a...

    Well this laughs on me. **** if I didn't break a cardinal rule. Out at my yard today, figured everything was great. Not thinking, as I wasn't manipulating or anything, just lifting lids dropping...
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    I myself have never carried an epi, mainly cause...

    I myself have never carried an epi, mainly cause its expensive and shelf life is too short. Instead I carry benadryl (antihistamine) pills. Never had a reaction, but I figure if I ever get jumped by...
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    Up in central Canada it looks like spring is...

    Up in central Canada it looks like spring is finely here. Gonna go out to the yard this weekend when temps are above 0°C (30°F), start crackin lids and throwing on pollen patties. Get a jump...
  12. Thread: Pollen Patties

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    Maybe I'll just save myself the hassle and go to...

    Maybe I'll just save myself the hassle and go to local Beemaid for patties. There only $1.10Can anyway, well atleast that was the prices last year. Must be some sweet weather on the coast Chillard,...
  13. Thread: Pollen Patties

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    With this winter we've been having in central...

    With this winter we've been having in central Canada I'm tempted to start slapping on the pollen patties for spring build up. I know its early, too bad temps are so unpredictable from 0C to -30C. ...
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    Here's a link to various bee pics, some from fall...

    Here's a link to various bee pics, some from fall and other just the other day. Hope it works.

    http://www.geocities.com/mrpegca/Bees_Bison.html
  15. Thread: Bear fence video

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    Cool Video... At least I know that I haven't...

    Cool Video... At least I know that I haven't been wasting money on electricity for my fence to protect some hives. Now if I had only been smart enough to keepem all behind electric fencing. ...
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    I've got a fellow beekeeper, friend who recently...

    I've got a fellow beekeeper, friend who recently started using thinsulate covers. Heavy duty polly weave (like bags for livestock feed) and thinsulate. Kinda like an air conditioner cover. I'm...
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    Hopefully this sweet weather keeps up until...

    Hopefully this sweet weather keeps up until Sunday, I should be able to hit my farm and snap some pics off. Should see the bees balling the entrances...
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    I checked my hives a couple of days ago and it...

    I checked my hives a couple of days ago and it was exactly the same thing. On a couple, there were actually balls of atleast 50 bees on the top entrances. Placed my hand on the insulated tops and...
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    Merry Christmas! May the new year bring healthy...

    Merry Christmas! May the new year bring healthy ladies and bountiful harvests to all...
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    The entrance of my hives are littered with dead...

    The entrance of my hives are littered with dead drones. 1ft of snow -10C, my girls are settled in for the long winter here in Manitoba...
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