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  1. #1
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    Default Seeing the end of winter

    One more month and we will be seriously thinking of setting the bees out of storage,
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
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    Default One more month

    It's getting time to dust off your hive tool.
    How do you exhaust the carbon dioxide build up.
    Ernie
    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

  3. #3
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    continuous air flow with a ventilation fan set up on a thermostat, which increases the air flow as the temp increases.
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
    www.stepplerfarms.com

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    Default Life up North

    Hey Ian:
    How short do your days get around the end of December? No doubt you are looking forward eagerly to Spring!

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    ya, we get about 8 hours of sun during those days,
    days are longer now,. Getting much more work done, its hard to accomplish anything with short days
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
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    Well Ian, we had some hazelnut pollen coming in today. I saw a pussy willow in bloom as well. We were putting on the patties. Ridiculously low losses, less than 3 %. Bees are looking very good so far.

    Jean-Marc

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