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    Re: Pouring from 5 gallon bucket

    5 gallon pail manual pumps exist that may work. I haven't tried it myself but would be curious. They are used for pumping oil or hydraulic fluid out of pails so may work for sugar syrup as well. ...
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    Re: When adding a frame of brood

    I don't think you did anything wrong based on your description. It's been hit or miss for me following this method. I've been more successful waiting a longer period of time (few days).

    This...
  3. Thread: Honey labels

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    Re: Honey labels

    I use avery labels as well, printed on a laser. My labels are not water proof, which I don't like, but it isn't a big deal for me at this time as I'm mainly just labeling jars for fun. Avery does...
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    Re: Easiest Split Technique for a Newbie

    Congrats! I can totally relate to your comment of "the colony did exactly what they were supposed to do, and I am STILL amazed!!!". That's exactly as I felt when I did my first split.

    For the...
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    Re: Cotton for smoker?

    I cut up some old jeans (cotton) and found that to be really good in the smoker.
  6. Re: Best Procedure for getting all bees into bottom box

    another method you could do is put a queen excluder between each of the boxes. Check in a few days and see where the eggs are. If you've confirmed that the queen is laying in the top box, then...
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    Re: Cheap Easy Honey Extracting

    This is ingenious, for a single frame with no special equipment. Maybe I'll just use it as a trick to impress friends :)
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    Re: Building Upper Entrances

    Agreed VickyLynn. I have some used boxes with the holes drilled right in the hand hold. I'm not overly a fan of holes in general but do like upper entrances for the winter, I prefer to use shims...
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    Re: Running All Deeps

    I use all deeps. Usually a queen excluder between the 2nd and 3rd box. Some hives seem to hesitate to cross the excluder so I usually just remove it the next time I check on them. Many of my boxes...
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    Re: Fondant didnít set, Why?

    I was having problems having my fondant get up to the proper temperature and set. It helped me when I broke down what I was actually trying to accomplish. Basically to make fondant you are trying to...
  11. Re: analysing fondant consumption - what does it mean

    I would second basically every reply on this thread. My bees seem to eat the fondant before the honey, some eat it faster than others. I would just keep topping off the fondant until spring. I...
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    Re: Maximum number of hives in one location

    In my area of Alberta commercial keepers seem pretty consistent with 40 hives per yard. 10 pallets of 4 hives. I'm not a commercial keeper so I cant speak to the reasoning behind it, but driving...
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    Re: Fondant Supply and Feeding

    I usually go into my hives around the beginning of February and feed fondant regardless of stores. Then I check again in March and April and feed any that consumed their fondant. To a degree, I do...
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    Re: Sideliner Uncapper

    Hi Jeremy, I've been playing with the thought of building a jiggle knife. I've had a hard time finding many pictures of them online though, especially close ups. Would you be able to provide some...
  15. Thread: Alberta

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    Re: Alberta

    The pollen report for Edmonton is finally predicting detectable pollen levels this week. Cedar, Juniper and Alder.

    http://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/forecasts/pollen/alberta/edmonton
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    Re: Split Question

    This is the same method I followed during my first time splitting hives. I removed the splits and waited about 2 hrs before introducing the queen cage. I checked the hives about a week or so later....
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    Re: can I salvage an unbalanced medium?

    Agreed, even the rock on top of the hive sometimes helps with 'those' boxes. An empty slightly warped box is a lot different than a 90pound box of honey with a rock on top of it :thumbsup:
  18. Re: Guy sold us "food grade" vape juice buckets

    I think it's important to separate the difference between food grade plastic and whether the pails are clean.

    I could use a food grade pail to store motor oil. The pail is still made of food...
  19. Thread: oxalic acid

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    Re: oxalic acid

    I personally use oxalic acid purchased from a local bee supply company (picked up in person). Why? partially because I couldn't find wood bleach in my area (would have had to order online) and...
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    Re: 2018 drones are now flighting now

    Thank you!
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    Re: 2018 drones are now flighting now

    It's too bad posts don't show the location of the poster anymore. Unless someone knows how to view people's locations without clicking on their name every time. Really slowed things down for me.
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  22. Re: wondering how your hives are wintering? here's how I monitor mine

    Nice to see this method works! I've tried this on my hives this year but haven't had a chance to go up and check on them yet over the winter. I used a slightly different type of probe, the link is...
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    Re: do you keep your comb separate?

    For myself, I agree with everything Hiwire wrote.

    I have seen some recommendations from people to draw new comb in the brood next and let them raise a couple rounds of brood. The idea was that...
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    Re: Winter Wrapping

    Last winter was my first winter, but we wrapped our hives in a 4 pack insulated tarp (had three hives, so filled in the 4th with empty supers). I would think that tar paper would be redundant when...
  25. Thread: Alberta

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    Re: Alberta

    Honey production is definitely picking up in the last week. Yarrow is blooming now, clover, vetch and canola seem to be the main foraging plants.
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