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    Re: Strofoam Mini Mating Nucs

    Hi Joel.

    1. In my experience bees draw the comb in springtime weather conditions. I would not worry too much about this part. Once the cells are placed, and the mini-nucs go a dark cool place to...
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    Re: Wax Foundation Mill

    Pete seems to have a commercial system... 2000 sheets/2 hours. I am wondering how come you purchased your own equipment to make foundation? It likely makes more financial sense if you make foundation...
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    Re: Sideliner Uncapper

    I haven't got one but I am a fan of tools to increase efficiencies. If you end up getting it, best keep your eyes open for a 20 frame motorized extractor. Once you have one of those, sump and pump...
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    Re: Wax Foundation Mill

    Hello Nick. No and no. It is hard to compete with plastic foundation or plastic frames. Maybe someone can correct me but I don't think anybody sells beeswax foundation for beekeepers in Canada...
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    Re: Progressive cavity pump? Auger?

    I am not sure what you mean by best sump pump Johny13. It likely means best for your case, which you have not fully described. The main factor is how much honey are your trying/needing to process per...
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    Re: Someone's queen got mated today

    He mated. Drones are not so much into oral.(proboscis)

    Jean-Marc
  7. Re: European foul brood? Parasitic mite syndrome? Snotbrood?

    EFB, you don't need a detection kit. You need to figure out what you will do about it.

    Jean-Marc
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    Re: Chevy T6500 Flatbed

    How big is the deck.? If you have 500-800 hives, seem like a good truck. You'll likely have room for a syrup tank, patties and room for deadouts and or extra boxes,bottom boards/pallets and lids. If...
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    Re: Which critter do you think it was?

    If you are into bacon, keep the grease. After accumulating some , you can dip your middle and index finger into the grease then run your fingers along the strands to get a thin layer here and there....
  10. Re: TN - Several cases of American Foulbrood were discovered

    I don't see how someone's desire to move his bees, assuming he is competent and can correctly identify bee diseases, has anything to do with anybody elses desire to keep their bees healthy. If you...
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    Re: Please help our Cloake not to Croak...

    You are on track so far. Presumably you are grafting tomorrow?

    If you going to feed... feed. One quart seems like you are fooling around. At least fill a frame feeder. Feed at least a pound of...
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    Re: Second opinions needed on spotty brood

    The larvae are also twisting. They are not being fed and are seeking food. In doing so they twist.

    Jean-Marc
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    Re: Second opinions needed on spotty brood

    EFB. Antibiotics can work. Feeding helps. It shows up whne bees are nutritionally compromised. Somewhere in the not too distant past bees were confined to the colonies for a fairly long stretch of...
  14. Re: TN - Several cases of American Foulbrood were discovered

    Getting rid of all the problems government cause is even harder.

    In the message issued by government, I was sort of okay up until the part where they got heavy handed and threaten financial...
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    Re: Where would you add the sixth box?

    BeeWill, if you are feeling energetic and your body is cooperative, place the foundation above the excluders and the honey on top. Better yet, extract the honey, then space out the foundation amongst...
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    Re: Moving hives: clode them up or not?

    Indeed, especially when nearing the end. We moved 3500 off blueberries in 7 days plus one day of rest. Keep in mind w e have a lot of 24's and 32's. We did some daytime moving on the last Monday when...
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    I never close them up, not only is it a waste of...

    I never close them up, not only is it a waste of time but if you were to break down it would be dangerous for the hives. They could suffocate. We mostly move them in the evenings/nights but also on...
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    Re: Any easy way to dry honey

    I don't think you need the box fans. The 70 quart a day dehumidifier is likely rated for a 4-500 sqaure foot room, something about the same size of your garage.

    I am pretty sure hive beetle eggs...
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    Re: Brown brood/dead bees

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    What do you think that it is, that yu hpe it is not?

    If bees get poisoned and lose population, then larvae can starve from lack of incoming food. They become susceptible to efb from...
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    Re: Help With Brood Problem

    Dave:

    Reading over your notes on the management, I think that you reversed brood chambers on a weak hive. It would appear that this matches picture one. If that broof from the bottom box ends up...
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    Re: Brown brood/dead bees

    Yes. The larvae are twisted and discoloured...efb.

    Jean-Marc
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    Re: 6 Way Pallets

    It would be nice if it was 6 for the price of 4.[/QUOTE]

    Careful with that kind of thinking. I bet I could find a bunch of growers who would want to be on that program.

    Jean-Marc
  23. Re: How do beekeepers find pollination contracts?

    Enough to fill the contract plus another 10%, my rule. Around here I can always find another blueberry contract. I might not be able to come up with good pollination units. I do not like putting...
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    Re: low bush blueberry pollination prices

    Price accordingly. If you are only sending 85% of your hives then the rest need a 15% bump in price. Whatever price you may be charging< I am sure yuo are not gouging the grower. Make sure it is...
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    Re: 6 Way Pallets

    If the openings face you when you load a 6 way pallet, they were built wrong. The only advantage to 6 way pallets is that more can get on the truck if the openings face front and back of the truck,...
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