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    Re: Cleaning plastic foundation

    What about leaving them in a solar melter (basically designed as a long lang)? Heat distribution should be pretty uniform, I guess, though the top of the bars might receive direct sunlight (I haven't...
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    Re: Cleaning plastic foundation

    What temperatures will plastic foundation and one-piece plastic frames stand before warping?
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    Re: Designing a beekeeping suit for women

    The best working clothes are genderless. Nobody's gonna look like a princess when they get full of bee poop, mud, and propolis stains!
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    Re: Can't find the queen during nuc sell....

    I prepare my nucs on the eve, put them in their dedicated transport box. Even, usually, for the few clients that insist on bringing their own supers to transfer the frames in. The only time this...
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    Re: CRAP HELP Queen FLEW OFF WILL IT RETURN

    Possible, but most of the queens that flew off on me were never to be found again.
  6. Thread: Caucasian bees

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    Re: Caucasian bees

    Canada imports thousands of queens annually from the US, Chili, Australia, and NZ. What's a few dozen more from said regions? Refusing to import from those regions won't make my neighbors cease doing...
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    Re: Caucasian bees

    That's understandable if you are looking specifically for caucasians, hence why I don't go to actively promote them, even in Canada. I didn't get my own from US breeders, though, as I couldn't find...
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    Re: Caucasian bees

    Good question. I (legally) imported caucasian queens last year into Canada, I'll be grafting from some of them soon. Viruses and such aren't a huge concern because Canada already imports a ton of...
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    Re: Unintentional experiment with mating nuc size

    Interesting. I don't tend to follow the anti-drifting "best practices", I don't have funky horse-shoe shaped apiaries, my entrances aren't all facing different directions, my hives aren't spread...
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    Re: USDA pollinator program

    I'd be curious to know this as well.
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    Re: 240 Hives stolen, Colusa Ca.

    Yup, I'm looking into that myself. Losing an apiary (or more) is way too much of a setback, it isn't just about the value of the bees themselves. Seems worth it to put some anti-theft measures.
  12. Re: How many dead-outs are the result of the 2 types of nosema?

    First I hear of it, but I dug up the article: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034528815300333

    Thymol also has effects against nosema. Much more than even fumagilin, at least on...
  13. Re: How many dead-outs are the result of the 2 types of nosema?

    Not to mention that prophylactic treatment with fumagilin may be exacerbating issues with Nosema ceranae: http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1003185
  14. Re: EPA forced to admit neonicotinoids killing bees

    It's not a total scam, it's just... hmmm... very selective information sharing.

    Here's another article from a somewhat more reputable source, about the same EPA assessment:...
  15. Thread: Poster Child

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    Re: Poster Child

    Yes, but hive performance was also looked at, as I mentioned. If you want a direct quote:



    Those are the two sentences that preceded the previous quote. As I had recapped in the previous post....
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    Re: Poster Child

    An experiment presented in Apimondia 2012 (Québec city) showed that hives installed on irradiated comb actually had more viruses than those on comb that wasn't irradiated...

    Impact of viruses on...
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    Re: Beginner's mistakes

    Use treatments according to labels... We usually harvest our honey in September around here, treatment obviously isn't to be done before that (unless the label says otherwise, like with MAQS).
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    Re: Let's see your snowpiaries!

    Went yesterday with my kid, since it was about 5°C. Sampled ten hives, lifted the covers, all looks good. A bit less snow than usual at this time of year.
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    Re: Poster Child

    Neonics are extremely water soluble, mobile, and persistent. Do they accumulate? Under some circumstances, yes, though how widely I don't know. They do leech, though, otherwise Québec's environment...
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    Re: Poster Child

    Ditch flowers aren't really the amazing solution they are put off to be. When treated seeds are put in the ground, most of the pesticide is washed off, and heads to the ditches where the wildflower...
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    Re: Planting around hive

    I plowed the fields by my apiaries last year in July, but the tractor broke down before I could finish the job and sow anything. Luckily for me, it led to about an acre of spontaneous field mustard...
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    Re: Let's see your snowpiaries!

    Not all that much snow this year: https://www.facebook.com/Apis.rustica/photos/a.491438157596003.1073741828.475217419218077/984415884964892/?type=3&theater
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    Re: Quick Deep Divider to Make 2 Nucs

    I have a hard time imagining styrofoam lasting for any significant amount of time. Not only might the bees chew on it, but if they put burr comb or propolize it, moving the side frames will quickly...
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    Re: 2 Queens in one hive- What fun!

    https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t31.0-8/12068993_934153516657796_7451098576957203334_o.jpg...
  25. Thread: Frame Perch

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    Re: Frame Perch

    The more I grow, the less I use mine. I really liked them at first, when I was mostly manipulating 1-deep hives. As the hives grew, I found them less and less practical.

    An empty deep resting...
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