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    Re: Lyson 50L Creamer, any reviews?

    Because the machine runs every 15 minutes during the 24 hour cycle the honey does not set solid quickly (unless you are dealing with pure canola honey). Each time the machine runs the crystals are...
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    Re: Lyson 50L Creamer, any reviews?

    I've used this creamer for the last year and find that the creamed honey it makes is very nice. I never worry about de-crystallizing. I use honey as soon after extraction as possible. My clients rave...
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    Re: Dark-Colored Honey...

    I'm in Alberta and have seen this twice in the last 6 years (this year being the second). I was told by a commercial guy that bees are visiting trees when dandelion nectar is poor. Bonus, besides the...
  4. Re: Hobbyist honey "extraction": lessons you'd offer others?

    I tried the Mann Lake motor upgrade on my original crank Mann Lake 6/3 and it was a complete disaster... parts did not align properly. I gave up an replaced the whole thing with ...
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    Re: Hours of work per year per hive?

    I keep accurate records of my work with the bees. My hours include everything, from building frames and boxes in February, to feeding, cleaning the extractor and bottling honey in the fall. My hours...
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    Re: Easy Extractor Combo

    I worked with that extractor for four years and was happy with it...handled gently it should last for a very long time. I out grew it and replaced it with a motorised version of the same. You may...
  7. Re: Very Happy With Mann Lake Customer Service - Joshua Klitzner

    A wise women once told me..."Honey gets the bee, not vinegar"
  8. Very Happy With Mann Lake Customer Service - Joshua Klitzner

    Four years back I purchased a hand crank 6/3 extractor from Mann Lake and decided to convert it with their power conversion kit this spring. After much frustration with the conversion kit and no...
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    Re: Suggestion for book on Honeybee Disease

    Honey Bee Diseases & Pests
    http://www.capabees.com/capa-honey-bee-diseases-and-pests-3rd-edition/
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    Re: Beekeeping, there's an app for that?

    This isn't a log type app but it might be helpful for a new beekeeper... Bee Health App: http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$Department/deptdocs.nsf/all/prm15490
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    Mann Lake 6/3 Extractor Motor conversion kit

    Has anyone had any experience with the Mann Lake motor conversion kit for the 6/3 extractor. I have had my extractor for 4 years now and have been very happy with it, but in an effort to save the...
  12. Re: I have some questions ??? can someone please help

    Stop buying...start learning. Used boxes that may have been infected with AFB are not worth any money to a beginning beekeeper. As a beginner you will not know how to determine if these boxes are...
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    Re: Manitoba Honey Prices,.. Seriously??

    We have some newbee in Spruce Grove, AB selling honey for 3.60 lb ($12.00 Glass Liter Jar less the price of the jar $1.20)...unbelievable...the only certainty is that they won't be making money doing...
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    Re: SHB: that didn't take long!

    [QUOTE=phyber;1264503] I know the Swiffers are placed on the top bars, but can also trap bees...While this is unavoidable, I'd hate to hurt one bee this early into their growth since they were...
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    Re: Hello From Alberta

    Welcome, there are many beekeepers located in Parkland County, hobbists as well as some very large commercial operations. Lots of talent to speak to. I encourage you to become involved with the...
  16. Re: Pertaining to the Pacific North West..nectar and pollen dates

    Can you tell me about the scale electronics that you use...is it a ready made or something you put together? Pics?
  17. Re: Flowering Dynamics and Pollinator Visitation of Oilseed Echium (Echium plantagine

    Be careful of which bugloss you plant...Echium vulgare (known as Blueweed) is on Alberta's invasive plant list http://www.invasiveplants.ab.ca/
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    Re: Rethinking Dandelions...

    You really need to try harvesting dandelion honey...you will never kill another dandelion
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    Re: Suggest A Different Beginners Book.

    "On the other hand, Davidsson (1992) stated that her “results do not indicate that the reproduction of mites was substantially influenced by cell size on worker bee brood.” Taylor (2005) reached a...
  20. Re: new book "Garden Plants for honey bees" is great

    Really good read , thanks for sharing!
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    Does anyone know who in Canada has been testing this hive? Can we hear from this person how it is working and what changes to process are necessary to deal with winters?
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    I've had a few of my honey buyers ask me to help them get started in beekeeping. My reply is , after you have purchased "Beekeeping in Western Canada" editor John Gruszka (I live in Alberta) and read...
  23. Thread: Essential Oils

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    Re: Essential Oils

    I have asked the conference organizer for references and will post if I receive them. I seem to recall it was new research and may not yet be published. However, I did find this reference online.
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    Re: Essential Oils

    I just sat through an IPM workshop in Edmonton, AB where Dr Frank Eischen spoke about the use of essential oils as a feeding attractant and for nosema control...he provided evidence that "Honey Bee...
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    Ohio Buckeye toxic?

    Last year I observed bee mortality coinciding in time with Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra) peak flowering period (bees on their backs covered in pollen at the hive entrance). Symptoms stopped...
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