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    Re: Electric 12V energizer

    40 watt solar panels just went on sale for 100 bucks !! I gotta grab some of these ASAP ! http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/coleman-40w-folding-solar-panel-0112043p.html#.VZBJu_lVhBc

    They will...
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    Re: Electric 12V energizer

    One other thing I have an issue with by going solar powered. when you test your fence for voltage, wouldn't the solar panel influence the amount of voltage coming through the fence if tested in the...
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    Re: Electric 12V energizer

    I chatted with Gallagher about energizers and asked why there's were more expensive, they said this

    >>>>> Gallagher is credited with creating the first electric fence in New Zealand over 75 years...
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    Re: Electric 12V energizer

    Princess auto but they are all out and can't get any more of them of course :rolleyes:

    I am getting some quotes on bulk purchasing them from my local farm supply store and a home hardware store....
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    Re: Electric 12V energizer

    So you bought them separate ? Or does the solar panel come off ?
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    Re: Electric 12V energizer

    The Magnum is just about the same unit just without the solar and battery isn't it ? I compared them and just thought I could have the same unit, just without the solar panel, people steal anything...
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    Electric 12V energizer

    I am having a hard time deciding what fence energizer to buy, I need 8 of them, I already have some 12V battery ones and they are okay but I want to get something that packs a punch. I see that most...
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    Re: Promotional signs for association

    Thanks, our association wants the roll-up signs and have the means to get them, just looking for the ideas for what to put on them :D
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    Promotional signs for association

    I am looking for a few good ideas for Promoting beekeeping for our association. I thought that one of them could be the life stages of the bees from egg to hatch in detail (like the posters you can...
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    Re: moving bees into blueberries this week

    Most of the hives were great, we didn't get 14 out of the 100 I wanted split done because they were low on bees but all in all, I would say I owe you a beer Ian :banana:
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    Re: moving bees into blueberries this week

    All moved out into the fields, now to sleep for a few days straight and then go check on nucs and mow the yards without pallets of bees and make some new yards too.
    Then in about 3 weeks we go get...
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    Re: moving bees into blueberries this week

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    I like the design, I saw a picture of it from another beekeeper in NS. I like the fact that the opening aren't facing me when loading and I thought the frames would sway less when driving.
    I...
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    Re: moving bees into blueberries this week

    The way my 4 way pallets are laid out, the entrances are pointing parallel with the truck, no sides to get sprayed with rain. Now the weather has changed, I still think going with the early shipment...
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    Re: moving bees into blueberries this week

    Last year was terrible, we left late in the evening @ dusk and got home at dawn LOL
    We felt like zombies for a week and then 2 weeks or so later we did it again when picking them up but were home a...
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    moving bees into blueberries this week

    Hi all, this is our second year pollinating blueberries, we take 64 hives per trip and it is around 3 hours each way plus unloading into the fields. What my question is, If it is raining out like it...
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    Re: Pollination Advice

    We pollinate Low bush Blueberries and the growers know their stuff, I am not sure what restrictions on sprays you have in the states but here in Nova Scotia we make sure we know all of the fungicides...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Average price for blueberry pollination is 145.00 for the bloom period of 3 weeks here in NS. I get that price. Canada pays more for Packages because of all the freight coming from NZ and...
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    Re: snow bound hives/locations

    The snow has finally subsided and the ground and grass is visible :applause:
    It's funny to go back to the yards we were at 3 weeks ago and had to snowshoe in to and stand on top of the hives to get...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    I can't understand why pollination prices are different for different crops !! If your bees are being rented for a certain time frame and doing the same amount of work on a crop, why is there such...
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    Re: Burlap in Nova Scotia

    Dryer lint can have all kinds of different things in it and it burns too fast, that's why dryer fires in homes are so dangerous :)
    I am looking into PEI potato bag company for bags that didn't...
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    Re: Burlap in Nova Scotia

    Yeah I know, buying smoker fuel is a little silly, I have used nothing but pine cones and needles before but I find they go out fast and I have to constantly add fuel to keep it going, it is a pain...
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    Re: snow bound hives/locations

    My problem is the snow and now the muddy fields that are preventing me from driving to the bees, no frost in the ground and snow on top with a lot of rain makes a nice mud bath for a truck.

    I...
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    Burlap in Nova Scotia

    Where do you get your Burlap from in the Maritimes ?? I am currently getting it from a coffee bean roaster shop near me @ 2.00 for an individual bag. IDK if that is a good or bad price but it's all...
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    Re: snow bound hives/locations

    I saw it on your blog Ian, it's still lingering around here in NS and melting away from the hives but getting to them from the main roads is still not good. I am trying to figure out how the heck we...
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    Re: frame feeder/ hardware cloth

    We have a bunch of the 2 gallon frame feeders without caps/ladders, we made them 36" long and 8.5" wide and that seemed to fill the feeder nicely. So the purpose of the block is to keep it tight...
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