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    Re: Its been a cold windy winter

    Ian, I've taken my snowmobile to visit some yards, the snow was almost waist deep. This is the most snow we've had in many years. I did not want to disturb any hives nor did I want to damage the...
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    Re: Its been a cold windy winter

    I think wintered hives often starve when stimulated too early to brood. This cold weather will ensure that won't happen. I've had my outdoor singles buried in snow since mid December. There is so...
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    Re: CFIA report complete Re: Can/US Border

    The issue is importation of package bees into Canada, only package bees, bees on comb are prohibited and the desire is for that to remain prohibited in both directions.

    If access was granted to...
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    Re: Trailer Axel #'s for forklifts

    I agree, two axles are much better than one. I have an 18 foot tilt deck trailer which has a 4 foot space on the front that allows me to carry a few extra pallets in case I run out of room on the...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    The honey hot line could set up a facebook page for free, any other ideas?
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    Re: How's your spring????

    Last tuesday we had close to 40 cm of heavy wet snow blanket us and this was less than a week after the rest of the snow had finally melted. On Sunday the majority of the snow was gone again, we...
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    Re: Canadian border open?

    How many 2 pound packages can bees off the almonds average? At best I'm would guess 3 per hive. I would think producing packages could be more lucrative than chasing honey in the Dakotas and a lot...
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    Re: Honey house gutter

    Install a back-up prevention valve, 3 inch drains, should be no problem, if you don't put in the back up valve, just tell Sam you did, how is he going to know?
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    Re: hubbard 80 frame extractor

    I have one with original controls, I have not used it, it came from another beekeeper who went bankrupt. I'm quite far from New York, in Ste. Rose, Manitoba, Canada.

    Gilles
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    Ian, the design of the spinner has not changed, its just like a cream separator. The new heat exchangers have an easy release cover on the intake end to clean it out. I clean it out each morning. ...
  11. Re: Trying to sell in a local hobby store, ran into some... problems.

    Honey is the only product sold in stores without a best before date. Bottled water has a BB date.
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    Run it all day, don't shut it down for coffee or lunch. If you need to shut it down, simply dump the honey which doesn't take that long, 10-15 minutes. Start up is simple, just remember to close the...
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    Re: 600 hive operation extractor options

    I can stop, load and start in less than a minute, if I don't run it this fast it holds up the rest of the line, it could run longer but the gain is hardly significant. I will eventually upgrade to...
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    Re: 600 hive operation extractor options

    We have a Cowen 60 Air. I wish it was about 18 inches longer, it doesn't allow enough comfortable space to have two people scratching frames after they come out of the uncapper. I highly recommend...
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    Re: Costco Honey

    Costco marks up its products by 15% unlike most other retailers who mark up 30%, they have a huge market share and sell in large quantities not 12 oz sample size. If packers are buying US honey @...
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    Re: weather in Northern states

    Manitoba is experiencing a much delayed, cold and wet spring, willow and poplar are blooming with few days to gather pollen. Rain and cool this week. The rain needs to stop and with ideal drying...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    until we institute standards throughout the US and really go after those crooks who are selling the swill to the American people I don't see things changing much.

    The key word is "we", it...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Costco has Beemaid honey in 2Kg containers for $12.69
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    Sticky: correct phone #

    the hotline # is 763 658 4193
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    leech traps?

    I drove to Detroit Lakes last winter and was impressed by all the cabins in that country. We don't know what population is where I live, we pretty much have this area all to ourselves which is...
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    Jean-Marc

    I remember meeting you as well. I just got off the the phone with a friend from Austin. He mentioned you're selling nucs. We've ordered 50 packages for early april but certainly may consider nucs...
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    We seldom have hives along the highway, but never...

    We seldom have hives along the highway, but never along the stretch between Ste. Rose and Dauphin, most of our hives are kept south of Ste. Rose with several yards a few miles north of town.
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    Speaker Forum

    MEP-Manitoba Egg Producers

    FCC sponsors these speakers forums to entertain agricultural clients of all stripes, nothing to do with honey bees. It is by invite. They collect enough interest from...
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    As requested:

    Gilles Maguet. I thought I typed it in somewhere, I'll have to check and get in to register.
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    MB is Manitoba, Canada

    We won't be going to the MBA convention again this year, the AGM for the MEP is the 10th and 11th. I can only take so much time off from the hens to attend meetings. Rex Murphy, the author of "The...
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