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  1. Thread: acetic acid

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    acetic acid

    Hello Good day. I'm having trouble finding a local source for acetic acid of at least 80% in the Niagara region. Do any of you have a good source for this or where I can find it? I would like to...
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    winter dead-outs with small bees??

    When cleaning out 8 or so over winter dead-outs I've noticed several of those hives had piles of tiny Bee's with an abdomon roughly 1/3 the size of normal. I'm just curious if anyone in this...
  3. Thread: sugar dusting

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    Re: sugar dusting

    I think there is merrit in both your responses as I think the only reason I have this hive struggling to begin with is I combined this new spring nuc (italians) which was building great, with a...
  4. Thread: sugar dusting

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    sugar dusting

    I had one hive (out of 5) starting to struggle and shrink due to mite load. I'm pretty determind to go only natural treatments so I thought I would try sugar dusting. I did two treatments a week...
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    very weak hive with chockbrood question

    I'm a second year beek with 7 hives, One hive that was very strong first year has weakend down the past two months from a failing queen not caught in time (my bad) and stressed from mite load and...
  6. Thread: cutout comb

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    cutout comb

    I did my first foundationless cutout last night.
    As I'm struggling with fishing line tieing in the comb on my empty foundationless frames I'm thinking there MUST be an easier way lol. Wanted...
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    Re: Do I need a electric uncapping knife?

    @ Acebird, you've sparked my curiousity with Mark use of the hive tool to uncap???? please elaborate:)
  8. second season question from dead and robbed spring hive!

    1523I did my first spring inspections on my second year with three hives. One hive was dead, this hive was all new last year started from a new 3 frame nuc. built up really well on canola but...
  9. made a mistake with my supers now not sure what to

    This is my first year with three hives. I wasn't expecting any honey this first year but several weeks ago decided to pull some as the hives had more than enough for winter. One hive was really...
  10. Thread: Bees on Manure

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    Re: Bees on Manure

    Salt??? interesting. would a deer lick or salt block be suficient?
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    Re: Natural beekeeping in Canada

    also first year with 4 hives, all foundationless/mediums and the goal of chemical free. So far so good, my first challange is the transition from 4 and 3 frame deep nucs onto medium...
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    Re: Swarms - sting or no sting?

    Michael!!

    Hoping you can elaborate for my understanding of how your swarm capture really works? you Refer to QMP, is this a queen hormone/pharomone? what is queen bee juice :)? Also, what...
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    tracking software???

    hello all. I'm starting off this spring and somethings I'm thinking about looking ahead and planing for is how can I keep records and trace history on my bees, yards, queens, weather etc..... The...
  14. Thread: Top entrances

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    Re: Top entrances

    lotes to concider with that design and method, thanks for sharing.

    perhapes off topic but I'm curious about how the bee's would swarm or if they can swarm with that design. Would the old queen...
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    Re: Hot bees....good??

    Well....I guess this is proving not something that can simply be answered or understood. It seems to me I can compare it to "fishing in the rain" Yes,, perhapes the fishing would be good, but who...
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    Hot bees....good??

    hey everyone.
    This may be a very uneducated concideration for most of you's but I haven't found any literature to suggest otherwise to my thoughts. I'm wondering;
    Calm bees is always...
  17. Re: Commercial and Sideline only- Why do you stay in the bees?

    perhapes a different approach??
    In my case just starting out and hoping to start a sideline; This thread made me concider "why get in?"
    listining to some, I'm scared to even bother (not to...
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    childrens bee suits

    Hi everyone. Can someone tell me where I can find a Childs beesuit? something preferabley for ages 4-10. I have three kids and I'm hoping I can find something thats adjustable for the ages rather...
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    mass feeding station?

    Took a drive in the county on the long weekend (canada) stoped by an apiary from a friend of a friend just to watch the bees for a while. He had around 25 hives at that location. This beek had a...
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    Re: Simple box joint jig needed

    I just went through that process and finished up my first set of boxes/frame. I knew nothing about a joint but with little more than 10 minites on you-tube under "box joint jig" I made my own...
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    to wrap or not to wrap???

    I'm still in preparation as a beek. just would like some comments on whether to winterwrap or not. My observation is in general I find the advice is to wrap the hives for winter and beeks believe...
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    Re: ideas for smoker fuel ???

    and not the poison sumac,, right Eric??:D
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    ideas for smoker fuel ???

    would just like some input with what beeks are use to run there smokers. I've heard many things from cardboard to wool to tobacco... would like to here some thoughts on the different smoker fuels. ...
  24. Thread: Frame rests

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    Re: Frame rests

    I'm also in the process of prepairing for next spring with building all my own equipment. To be honest I don't see the point of a metal frame rest as IMHO I don't see how the box will be less...
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    Re: foundationless frames

    RAOSMAN!!

    I did try out your frames and I find it also works real well/simple. I found using a 2/6 I can make 2 frames per foot with very little wast! I'm also planning on trying half my hives...
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