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by Bakers Backyard
Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Formic Acid & Supers & Winter Honey **Help Needed**
Replies: 4
Views: 1165

Formic Acid & Supers & Winter Honey **Help Needed**

Sorry, I'm not too knowledgeable on formic... other than temperatures need to be not too hot, like around 20c for a few days... and I've heard that Mite away quick strips are worse for queen fatality than doing your own with the meat pads, but I'm sure there are still risks. You should have your hon...
by Bakers Backyard
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Bees and Stress Aid
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

Bees and Stress Aid

I've heard of electrolytes like stress aid being used as an ingredient in pollen sub protein patties for honey bees. I wouldn't be too worried about it.
by Bakers Backyard
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: New Hives
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

New Hives

Congrats on the new bees!
by Bakers Backyard
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Loooook at this!
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Loooook at this!

I looooove the smell of propolis. After I work my hives it's not uncommon to catch me smelling my hands lol. Sounds weird, but the smell is amazing, and I don't wear gloves working my bees so my fingers get a bit propolized at times.
by Bakers Backyard
Wed May 25, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Ontario Bee Kills Continue
Replies: 18
Views: 1955

Ontario Bee Kills Continue

Definitely air seeders cause a lot of harmful dust to travel far into bodies of water that birds and insects drink from and onto flowers pollinators feed from. Especially this year being so dry, the dust will really be kicking up. After the fact of initial instant kills from planting, low levels of ...
by Bakers Backyard
Tue May 24, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Ontario Bee Kills Continue
Replies: 18
Views: 1955

Ontario Bee Kills Continue

This was recently released by the Ontario beekeepers association. Corn planting season is here, and the proof is in the pudding. MEDIA RELEASE: MAY 23, 2016 Ontario Bee Kills Continue Milton, ON. A few good weeks of corn planting weather in May has turned out to be bad news for beekeepers. While Ont...
by Bakers Backyard
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: First Aid Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

First Aid Kit

bees on the brain 24/7 lol :D watch out, it'll happen to you!
by Bakers Backyard
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: First Aid Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

First Aid Kit

Yes, formic is also considered to be an "organic" varroa mite treatment, but has been known to kill brood and cause queen issues as well. A fall treatment is your best chance of having healthy winter bees (bees that have to live in the hive all winter long). Spring treatment should not be required s...
by Bakers Backyard
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: First Aid Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

First Aid Kit

Sandy, if you have nobody to learn hands on with, I highly recommend you consider this course on introductory beekeeping with the Ontario beekeepers association tech transfer team. What you see and learn will really be a benefit to you because trust me, you're going to run into things and there are ...
by Bakers Backyard
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Foundation-Less and more
Replies: 24
Views: 2916

Foundation-Less and more

the frame feeders, also known as "division board feeders" are handy, because they are within the hive they are well hidden and protected from outside bees and wasps which reduces the chance of setting off a robbing frenzy. A hive being robbed heavily can be killed very quickly. Sandy, you don't want...

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