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  1. Re: 1st package installed, and all dead at day 4? Why?

    I suspect that they were still damp when the temp dropped.
  2. Re: 1st package installed, and all dead at day 4? Why?

    Did you spray them with sugar syrup or water when you hived them?
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    Re: Burlap in Nova Scotia

    Man, i really prefer bark for fuel. I use poplar, as its about all we have, but if you can get some maple or elm, it works really good. Once you figure out the tricks to get it lit well. Smells...
  4. Thread: canola

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    Re: canola

    And it pays the same in the drum.
  5. Thread: canola

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    Re: canola

    Yep, that happens fast! I have had it crystallize in the drum in 3-4 days.
    Seems pretty quick after the bees have the moisture down to 16.5-17%
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    Re: canola

    Yeah, aproximately 15-30 days. Its bad but not that bad.
  7. 62nd Annual Beaverlodge Beekeepers' Field Day Friday June 19, 2015

    The 62nd Annual Beaverlodge Beekeepers' Field Day will be held on Friday June 19, 2015 at the Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Research Farm in Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada

    Includes: Free lunch on...
  8. Thread: canola

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    Re: canola

    I agree, makes a good crop, but dont waste time getting it off.
  9. Re: going rate for pollination of Alfalfa going to seed

    This spray risk is news to me, they dont run to seed around here very often. What are they spraying for? What causes all the damage? Also, i thought honey bees were poor polinators of alfalfa? Any...
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    Re: Book recommendation for making hives

    What do you want to make?
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    Re: Wall thickness, why always 3/4"

    Canadian supers are almost all 7/8" wall thickness. Stronger joints, less splitting and deeper handles are the result. I much prefer them, even if they are 12% heavier.
  12. Thread: Escape boards

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    Re: Escape boards

    Thanks Ian
  13. Thread: Escape boards

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    Re: Escape boards

    Thanks Ian. I have heard of people using the ditch witch but it seems awkward for that purpose. Your ezyloader does look attractive, but i cant afford/justify it yet. Im tinkering with a few ideas...
  14. Thread: Escape boards

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    Escape boards

    I have never used Escape Boards, but they sound appealing. Currently during a flow, i just tip off the boxes and wait till dark to return and load the honey, or else I use fume boards. This year I...
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    Re: Hive box problem

    That kinda stuff drives me crazy. I build enough boxes now, that I can't make them all perfect. But man, it burns my butt when they are wobbly like that old bar table.
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    Re: New lumber Dementions

    Well there ya go, thanks Harley. Learn something every day.
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    Re: New lumber Dementions

    Thats the case with 2x material, but 1x, not so much. How do i know? I made the same mistake.
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    Re: Rank Amateur Seeks Info

    A logo does not a product make.
  19. Re: My excel Queen Rearing Calender. Identifies which nuc needs attention.

    Im not sure I follow you. In my sheet the cell builders are colour coded with the mating nuc set that those cells go into. I plan to paint or number my mating nucs to match the series on the sheet....
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    Re: LEGO Beeyard Project

    What a great idea! I just signed up and supported it. Easy Pezy! Well done!
  21. Re: My excel Queen Rearing Calender. Identifies which nuc needs attention.

    Ian, if you follow my schedule, the queens will actually be in the nuc for 21 days. It could easily be adapted to 14 days, but I want my nucs to grow strong as I plan to winter them. When they get...
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    Re: putting frames together

    Dont forget a nail in the side of the end bar into the top bar. Really keeps that top bar tight.
  23. Re: My excel Queen Rearing Calender. Identifies which nuc needs attention.

    Does anyone have nucs on a similar 3 way rotation?
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    Re: Canadian effects of exchange rates

    The closed canadian boarder works very well for those who can keep their bees alive over winter. If the boarder were to open, anyone could be a successful beekeeper. I would need to compete for...
  25. Re: Simple Queen rearing Calander from Glenn Apiaries

    Well squarepeg, I'm not sure. I only have 2 mini's with built in feeders, and when I first got them, I cut drawn comb out of a full sized frame and placed it in the mini. It is slow and painful. I...
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