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  1. Re: Will the coronavirus negatively affect the beekeeping industry?

    There is significant upheaval in Beekeeping in Alberta and ?? across Canada.

    1. Alberta beekeepers purchase packages from New Zealand and Australia. These packages will not be available in...
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    Re: Beekeeping in garage attic?

    Probably could be made to work.

    However, is there enough height to have 4 or 5 deeps high during honey production. And is there enough space for the beekeeper to be able to manoeuver supers...
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    Re: Melt in your mouth Honey caramel!

    One is supposed to temperature check the accuracy of candy thermometer used. There's some trial and adjusting temperature beyond that. Too soft so need to go to a higher temp, too hard and go to a...
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    Re: Asian Giant Hornet

    Attached is link to a short you tube video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7zWGOGjLxs
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    Re: Yellow Jacket Bait Stations

    Apple juice, a splash of apple cider vinegar and a couple of drops of dish soap. Soap disrupts the surface tension so aids in drowning. Works very well to attract(wasps are attracted to apples) and...
  6. Re: We had it figured out until we didn't have it figured out

    Bees move upwards a lot better than downward. I would not recommend at all putting Nuc on top and trying to force bees down onto indrawn comb. You’re playing with causing swarming.

    If you have...
  7. Re: We had it figured out until we didn't have it figured out

    Stack two 8 frame supers together and install the five deep frames from the Nuc. Install a third super with 8 indrawn frames and let bees build upwards. You may need to move center deep frame to...
  8. Re: Why does everyone think used equipment is ALL bad?

    :thumbsup:

    I'd bet the person with good looking hives and well maintained equipment, has well looked after bees as well.
  9. Re: ID of the creepy powder on my hive's inner cover?

    I suspect most of mildew/mold is on top side of inner cover. Bees give a lot of moisture metabolizing carbohydrates over winter. It is around 5 gallons. Your moisture problem is further compounded...
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    Re: Filtering / Cleaning dull coloured beeswax

    Best to add some dark yellow/orange wax, melt and blend if you want a darker color.

    I find that a nylon strainer made from panty hose works well for fine filtering. Make a wire loop from any...
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    Re: What are the bees gleaning from chicken feed?

    Is it purchased layer mash or are you grinding your own? Purchased layer mash is 15-20% protein by weight. Soy meal or canola meal is added to the ground grain in the purchased and meal can be...
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    Re: 2019 Winter solstice

    In cold winters such as we are having, old beekeepers say space above the frames is most important. The space provided by a shim on the underside of the inner cover allows the cluster to move over...
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    Re: Mountain camp vs. honey

    I think the sugar blocks serve as a "bridge" for those of us that get extended very cold stretches. If the bees run out of honey where they are at, ie get stranded on no food, the cluster can always...
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    Re: Mountain camp vs. honey

    Do you feed any syrup in the spring?

    Some Commercial Beekeepers here feed up to weight in the fall and leave a frame feeder in place. In early spring when the ambient temp is on the cool side,...
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    Re: Honey extractor choices

    I am doing the 2x4 under the back leg and also putting a trouble light inside the extractor with the lid closed so as to warm the honey. It is a bit of a pain to the remove the basket and wash out...
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    Re: Honey extractor choices

    Sounds like you are way ahead of me and just as handy.

    I don't think it was a water jacket below nut rather a method of heating the honey drain floor from below. It's been a while since the tour...
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    Re: Honey extractor choices

    Joerg, I saw a neat extractor design at a Hutterite Colony. They had built it themselves. Stainless steel.

    The collection area below the frames in the extractor was a flat sloped floor, higher...
  18. Re: Oxalic Acid dribble during a December warm spell?

    A limited supply of Fumagillan was made available last fall here and concerns around Noseam Apis have diminished.

    I try to stay up to date on local info on Nosema Ceranae and there has been no...
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    Re: Honey extractor choices

    I concur. I've been around manual extracting, helping a friend with a two framer and it gets old fast.

    I believe three frames stays more balanced and less wobble of the extractor. The power is...
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    Re: Honey extractor choices

    I have 4 10 frame deeps per hive. This allows three supers on the hive above two deep broods. I pull the bottom honey super, drop the other two down one position and put the empty, extracted comb,...
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    Re: Honey extractor choices

    I own a 3100P and am very pleased with how fast it extracts and how clean(of honey) frame and comb are after extraction. It takes about three minutes to spin three deep frames to near dry. One needs...
  22. Re: Oxalic Acid dribble during a December warm spell?

    Noted. Will forward the article to Provincial Apiarist for their take on it.

    It is curious that the study is 2015 and little dissemination to beekeepers?????????
  23. Re: Oxalic Acid dribble during a December warm spell?

    Yes talking about vaporizing. I have not heard good reports of fogging. I see next to zero affect on bees of multiple vaporization. Have done eight weekly treatments and more recently 4-5...
  24. Re: Oxalic Acid dribble during a December warm spell?

    Please post what total three day mite drop is.

    Dribble is easier to use if one is running single deeps. I suspect FLIR would help considerably to detect where most of bees are. However, bees...
  25. Re: Oxalic Acid dribble during a December warm spell?

    According to our now retired Provincial Apiarist, efficacy with only dribbling top brood box is around 60%, which is not great! Need to dribble each brood box if desire efficacy 90% plus.
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