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  1. Re: Manitoba Beekeepers Association's “White Paper” document

    Well now that the MBA executive and some participating vocal members have stirred up the pot with their white paper,hopefully this will bring a large number of members out to the convention next...
  2. Re: where to send honey samples for testing?

    thank you
  3. Re: Manitoba Beekeepers Association's “White Paper” document

    YES it is a conspiracy, its a made up little fairy tale that there would be more negatives than positives from a open border.Big brother has decided whats good for you and in this case its a gov't...
  4. Re: where to send honey samples for testing?

    Roland, could you explain that a bit more in laymens terms
  5. Re: Manitoba Beekeepers Association's “White Paper” document

    CFIA believes there is wide spread varroa resistance to Amitraz, what are they basing this on? What do they know that we don't know
  6. Re: Manitoba Beekeepers Association's “White Paper” document

    Well you are beginning to understand who you are dealing with ,CFIA and their wonderful logic.Not many of their reasons are based on actual facts determined by truthful investigations
  7. Re: Manitoba Beekeepers Association's “White Paper” document

    "How they can determine the level of US Amitraz resistance by using a quote"

    They determined the border should close to US package bees way back in 1986 and they have determined that border should...
  8. Re: where to send honey samples for testing?

    What if you suspect its adulterated with rice syrup, its in a 750 gram container and says on the label blend of Chinese AND Canadian. honey......not mentioning any particular brand name or any...
  9. Re: Jon Entine debunks theory linking neonic pesticides to honeybee collapse

    Entine has faced criticism for his alleged links to various corporate interests, though he denies these accusations.( wiki )

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  10. Re: McCormick, alias Billy Bee introduces its new Natural Farms honey, a blend of Chi

    "Why can maple syrup producers get Canada off the imported grading and not honey producers??"

    Good question, I think it has to do with Canada being the largest world producer of Maple Syrup.When...
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    The wrap is from Inland Plastic's out of Saskatoon Sask.http://www.inlandplastics.com/Products/BeeHiveCovers/tabid/87/Default.aspx
    We put 4" of Styrofoam on top,putting our R value on top somewhere...
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    CANADA 2014, don't worry they all don't look like that
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    Thanks Keith, those are aw-some bees, a credit to your beekeeping and your Nutra B, now here's a video of mine taken last March...if you guys down there needed some more bees to pollinate almonds,...
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    what you got for bees this year Mr Blue Boxes?...... the proof would be in some pictures, Enjoy looking at the powerhouses, makes me drool
  15. Re: McCormick, alias Billy Bee introduces its new Natural Farms honey, a blend of Chi

    We hold our own Canadian producers to a higher standard.

    Very true. and what can we do about it.Write to your MP, the prime ministers office,Border Services at...
  16. Re: McCormick, alias Billy Bee introduces its new Natural Farms honey, a blend of Chi

    Anyone with any knowledge on the history of the US HONEY INDUSTRY will know what Chinese honey can do to an industry.Anyone who believes that the CFIA, or any other department of the Canadian gov't...
  17. Re: McCormick, alias Billy Bee introduces its new Natural Farms honey, a blend of Chi

    I think we have to revisit US honey packing history to understand the potential damage this importation of cheap Chinese honey can do to our industry.
    One particular US packer,XXXX Farms ,managed to...
  18. Re: McCormick, alias Billy Bee introduces its new Natural Farms honey, a blend of Chi

    The Grade ,on the front label, should be followed by what is in the container ,whatever blend of honey's from whatever countries.
    When these rules were revised every stake holder was allowed to...
  19. Re: McCormick, alias Billy Bee introduces its new Natural Farms honey, a blend of Chi

    In Canada, we supposedly have laws against miss-labelled products, but if your a big corporation ,you can bend the rules....McCormicks has deep pockets


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  20. Re: Looks like a possible new solution to AFB

    Bacteriophages of lactic acid bacteria and their impact on milk fermentations


    http://www.microbialcellfactories.com/content/10/S1/S20#B88
  21. True Source Honey Issues Alert on Honey Shipped from Turkey

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/true-source-honey-issues-alert-on-honey-shipped-from-turkey-300001127.html


    Where there is a will there is away.....old Chinese proverb?

    One would think...
  22. Re: McCormick, alias Billy Bee introduces its new Natural Farms honey, a blend of Chi

    How will this cheaper Canadian/Chinese honey affect the Canadian honey market?
    This product is showing up now in major chains of grocery stores and other lower priced store chains, McCormicks...
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    Re: How Mushrooms can Save the World (Bees)

    http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=15e749d2cd641286217a55794&id=9c1bbc8350#mctoc2

    Metarhizium anisopliae was not that effective in killing varroa in the hive...
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    Re: How Mushrooms can Save the World (Bees)

    Someone please refresh my memory on how this played out
    "Saving Bees: Fungus Found To Attack Varroa Mites" was published in the October 2004
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  25. Re: McCormick, alias Billy Bee introduces its new Natural Farms honey, a blend of Chi

    Heard this story about McCormicks, A friend sold them some honey 2 years after they bought Billy Bee, Payment was by cheque as they had not set up direct deposit
    yet, friend noticed when he got ...
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