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    Re: Fall Extraction Blues

    Everyone has to do their own risk analysis for how they proceed in various parts of life. If one is not selling a product, then there is little / no potential liability exposure. If one has no...
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    Re: Fall Extraction Blues

    Curious where you get that idea ? Do you have a reference link to a pesticide registration that says it's safe to expose Oxalic Acid Vapour to a food product during production ?

    From the CHC...
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    Re: Todays Honey Prices!

    That's easy to describe. Use this example, I have 50lb of honey to sell, and if I take it to the market for 8 bucks it'll be gone in an hour, whereas if I price it at 10 bucks it'll take 6 hours to...
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    Re: When (time of year) to move hives

    I would pick up the hive right now, put it where you want it, get it over with.
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    Re: Beehive moving device

    When we first started keeping bees, wife and I would occaisionally move a couple colonies, we bought a gadget similar to this, most bee supply places will have one.
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    Re: Bees Returning to Nuc Boxes

    I normally dont even reply for questions from folks that have not stated the location in the profile so it shows in the posts in the top right corner. The only reason I did this time is because in a...
  7. Thread: Apimondia

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    Apimondia

    Anybody else headed to Apimondia next week ?

    We fly out to Montreal on the 6th and will be there for a week.
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    Re: Bees Returning to Nuc Boxes

    A swarm in central BC at this time of year is dead, they just dont know it yet unless they are placed on drawn comb and fed copious amounts of syrup and pollen as there is precious little time left...
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    Re: Smallest truck for pollination.

    2000 tundra with over 300K km on it. Deck fits 16 bottom boards, I haul 16 double deeps when we are moving bees to/from the fireweed patch. I could manage 2 high if we were doing singles. Our...
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    Re: Wintering Bees In Alaska

    Our experience says otherwise. Leave a super of fireweed on in the fall and find a deadout in the spring has been my experience, so much so, wont leave any on anymore. Our winter is nothing like...
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    Re: Robbing of queen castles

    You may call it a nuc, but the full size colony has another name for it. They call it a 'feeder'...
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    Re: Colony expense at queen rearing

    I think most references to 'cost' of making a queen cell revolve around the concept of making the colony queenless so they will raise a new queen. In that case, the cost is 3 to 4 weeks with no...
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    Re: Bee yard site questions

    We have friends in town that want a hive in the back yard during the spring to pollinate fruit trees and berries. Over the summer, those hives always do better than any hives we keep on the farm. ...
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    That goes directly to the quality of the nucs being produced, and how they are produced. I know a lot of folks look at selling a spring nuc as a way to cycle out old ratty comb, but that's not how...
  15. Re: Want to notch 2 deep boxes and make nucs, but canít find the queen

    Take the top box off, shake/brush ALL the bees from the top box into the bottom box, no excluder necessary while shaking/brushing. This is the only time you have to deal with crabby bees, but it's...
  16. Re: Saskatraz bees in the swarm mode all the time, why?

    Are they cells with larvae in them, or just cups ?
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    Re: Over wintering Nuc's in South Carolina

    Difference between us and those inland, we are on the coast, still have a real winter, but, we dont get the mountains of snow here. When precip comes it is blowing in from the ocean and comes in the...
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    Re: Horrible mating numbers

    if they emerged on Friday, then expecting them to be laying by the following Wednesday is about a week to quick, it's more like the time they are ready to go on mating flights, and another week...
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    Re: Horrible mating numbers

    How long did you wait after they emerged. I often find it takes a week longer than we expect / plan before the new queens are laying. I used to think we could harvest them two weeks after placing...
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    Re: Over wintering Nuc's in South Carolina

    all you folks down south worried about wintering 5 framers. I'm a tad farther north up at 50N. I winter 5 frame deeps, and, I also winter on 5 half frame deeps (4 sets to a 10 frame box).
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    Re: Trumps approval of pesticides

    I've been telling folks for years, no, Bob is not my uncle. We went to school together, he's my friend, but he is not my uncle....
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    Re: Mann Lake Failed Me - Best Premade Hive Box?

    Depends who you was. Wood frames with wax foundation, wood with plastic foundation, wood frames with no foundation, plastic frames, or just a bar across the top. Lots of options, and for every...
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    Re: Storing Drawn Comb & Supers in Summer

    At this time of the year I'd store boxes of comb with stores in it by placing on a bee colony so they can make use of it.
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    Re: Insurance

    You dont have to poke very far. The policy is only available to members of the BCHPA, and membership is only open to beekeepers with hives in BC.

    I mis-spoke above on the rates, we had a rate...
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    Re: Insurance

    I am surprised there isn't a setup thru one of the larger beekeeping associations for the small folks to get a reasonable insurance. Our provincial association, the British Columbia Honey Producers...
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