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    Re: Canadian Senate Report on Bee Health

    "no realistic reason to have the Canadian/US border closed"

    What about the fact that there are provinces up here with no SHB?
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    Re: Canadian Senate Report on Bee Health

    Yet another reason why the Senate up here needs to abolished in my opinion!
  3. Thread: Wax melter

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    Re: Wax melter

    Check out Dancing Bee Apiaries, "used equipment", they have a Better Way one for sale. (Ontario)
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    Re: Goverment grant??positives/negatives.

    I'm glad you posted that Radar, as being from Canada it had me stumped! :lpf:

    I wish I knew what the growers thought was a fair price. Some have been more focused on getting our border opened and...
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    Re: Goverment grant??positives/negatives.

    The Association has applied for a 3 year extension of the program but have yet to hear back from the Province.
    When you say farmers Marc, are you talking about the growers?
    Blueberries are paying...
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    Re: Goverment grant??positives/negatives.

    Here in Nova Scotia our Provincial government has had a Pollinator Expansion Program for the last 3 years. Those keeps that have at least 50 hives, with some of those in pollination, are allowed to...
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    Re: Early Queens CANADA

    "I personally really like the Kona queens" :)
    "The Carniolans do really well up here" :)
    "No trouble with acceptance or build-up. Hawaiian got a bad reputation years ago, now they have an...
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    Re: Early Queens CANADA

    The queens brought into NS from Hawaii usually go through Montreal and are only there a very short time. A big part of the reason for the price hike is a 79 cent Canadian dollar and there's not much...
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    Re: Dadant sump tank

    I bought the water-jacketed model (used) a couple years ago, but have yet to hook it up. I hope it works as good as you describe.:)
  10. Re: Maxant Extractor reel/basket runout comparison

    I have an older 20 frame Dadant that when you watch it spin (empty) the tolerances between the reel and the tank wall are all over the place. You have to wonder how it would ever run...
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    Re: buying a cappings spinner?

    I have just used my new to me Maxant Jr. for the first time this year. I uncap directly into it. I lift off the cappings with a fork, I can do about 20 frames in 20 minutes, just the amount of time...
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    Re: running single brood chambers for winter

    Ben, send an email to Daniel Ficza of Honey Dew Apiaries in PEI. He lived in Hantsport before moving to the Island a few years ago, and he runs singles over winter in PEI. I saw pics of some of his...
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    Re: Candle-Flex molds

    Homemade, but easy to make.

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  14. Thread: Hive boxes

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    Re: Hive boxes

    You should get together with other beeks in your area and bulk buy, reducing costs on shipping as well.
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    Re: Need Help in Equalizing

    Why not wait until just after noon and switch the locations of your two nuc boxes? The foragers from your strong nuc will enter the one in it's place giving it an instant boost of bees. No worries...
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    Re: An OH-Crap moment to try to avoid

    Hilarious, thanks for making my day. I thought I was the only one who had those kinda days. :D
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    Re: Dumb newbie question

    You can try to be as careful as possible but sadly there will almost always be an unfortunate one or two that manage to crawl into a bad spot and meet their untimely doom. Putting the lid on very...
  18. Re: Austin, TX - huge bee swarm on highway yesterday....question

    A lot of times the queen that is with the swarm hasn't flown since her mating flights as a virgin (this could be one up to two years). The bees will have stopped feeding her several days in advance...
  19. Thread: Help Needed

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    Re: Help Needed

    Biggest question is how big are you going to get?

    # 1 - You can't go wrong with Maxant!

    Extractor - go radial and electric (size depends on how big you get)
    Uncapping tank - nice to have (just...
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    Re: interesting scenario

    Perhaps I am missing something here. If the deep brood box that isn't being used (for whatever reason) is at the bottom of this setup, simply reverse your boxes. Put the deep directly over top of...
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    Re: telescopic cover top material

    Look up "bending jig for top covers" in this section. Check out Laferneys simple and almost cost free setup for bending sheet metal ( a 2x4 with an angled saw kerf, just that simple) there are...
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    Re: What are acceptable losses?

    Here in NS the normal used to be 10 -15%. Last 3 years or so have seen 30-35%.
    Lasy year I lost 8 of 19 :cry:
    This year (so far) lost 2 of 18 :)
    I hate losing even 1 but I am happy this year.
  23. Re: should i use a vent notch in the inner cover or not?

    I leave mine open year round. The only time I close it off is if I am transporting the hives. In winter you need the ventilation to get rid of the moisture and in summer I think it helps a little as...
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    Re: Not Touching Pollen Sub - normal?

    Hi Adam:

    Just put on my patties today. I saw some pollen coming in but like you, not much around just yet. I will let you know in a while if mine are taking any of it.
  25. Thread: solar melters

    by PerryBee
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    Re: solar melters

    Check the thread in this section near the bottom of the page under "solar melters".
    I posted a few pics of one that is about as cheap and easy as it gets.
    A bit of insulation, an old single pane...
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