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  1. Re: Bee's STILL collecting pollen in the sun, November 17th, near Niagara Falls!

    Nov 09 here in MB they were still collecting pollen as well - I think it's done for now but that is the latest I have seen it
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    Re: Wax Press comparison

    As the original post states - the slower you can run it the better.
    Our moisture content was from 17.3-18.6 and there was no heat applied whatsoever
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    Re: Wax Press comparison

    We have had a Paradise press for 3 yrs.
    For every barrel of pressed wax we render - we get approximately 12-15lbs of honey - so essentially an ice cream pail/barrel
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    Re: Cool idea for coming snow

    People over think too much - the more snow the better
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    Re: What did you harvest this year?

    We have 170 hives - 160 were production the other 10 were just building foundation for me. The 1800 new frames of foundation added in to production lowered the avg from last year. The goal is to...
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    Re: What did you harvest this year?

    5th year
    260lb honey average
    2.75 lb wax average
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    Re: old maxant 500-50, need some pics

    friction plate disk
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    Re: Manitoba Honey Prices,.. Seriously??

    http://manitobabee.org/hive/category/honey-price/
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    Re: Super lift

    Thank you - I could not remember who supplied them
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    Super lift

    Does anyone have the info for any manufacturers for a super lift - one that lifts honey supers to working height at the uncapper

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

    Isnt Taktic an amitraz based livestock treatment, amitraz in a bulk form so to speak? It cannot be shipped into canada legally
  12. Re: Manitoba Beekeepers Association's “White Paper” document

    The CFIA opinion on pg 55 of the risk assessment is formed on the basis that the natural risk of contamination from bees in the border regions will not be as substantial and would also be contained...
  13. Re: Manitoba Beekeepers Association's “White Paper” document

    The 2013 Risk assessment does not provide new scientific evidence - the results were the same conclusion as the 2003 assessment.

    Key risk factors considered in the assessment are :
    the...
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    Re: Its been a cold windy winter

    First year wintering in this yard - no worries of not enough snow cover here. It may be June before that mountain melts
    That is Jan15 & Mar 01
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    Re: Wintering singles with 9 frames

    We run 9 frames in brood boxes and honey supers. I actually find it easier to manipulate frames since there is just a bit more room to move frames over to pull one out and less rolled bees., less...
  16. Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    1 of mine8706
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    Re: New Growing Assurance funding

    The talk for the RFID equipment was directed at tracking individual colonies and information about them. Queen origin, install date, treatments etc etc. It would be good on the...
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    Re: New Growing Assurance funding

    These are the different areas of funding:
    Disease and Pest Diagnostic Services
    Irradiation of Equipment and/or Bee Feed
    Comb Exchange Program
    RFID Reading Equipment and Software
    Food Safety...
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    Re: New Growing Assurance funding

    GF2 is tied to attending a Bio-security worskshop. And if you maxed out the comb exchange last time I do believe you won't be eligible for it this time around. Are you on Rheal's mailing list?
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    Re: Snow on hives

    The snow cover works great...except when spring comes and you need to get in there
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    Re: Canada Border To Remain Closed…Probably.

    If you read through the class action suit - it does not have much merit, even if I could I would not join in. The Health of Animals Act is set up and has specific wording for a reason. I believe...
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    Re: Canada Border To Remain Closed…Probably.

    Speaking of protectionism - obviously the COOL (Country Of Origin Labeling) system set up below the 49th does not fall into this category.
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    Re: Canada Border To Remain Closed…Probably.

    Under Section 160 of the Health of Animals Act - the key wording is 'will cause or likely to cause disease or the spread of disease.
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    Re: Canada Border To Remain Closed…Probably.

    Its the second possibility I mentioned that keeps migratory beekeepers from lobbing heavily to open the boarder. Do you think the Almond growers would welcome another half million Canadian...
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    Re: Canada Border To Remain Closed…Probably.

    I have read the report and I for one, think that the decision to keep the border closed was the right one. The availability of packages from the US would be a short term gain for the potential of...
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