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  Topic: new bees
rene_p

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:50 pm   Subject: new bees
Looking for advice. I purchased a nuc of bees this past Friday. They were so pizzed off that within seconds of opening that box I was stung at least half a dozen times in the hand and a couple in th ...
  Topic: Bee packages Southern Ontario
rene_p

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:05 pm   Subject: Bee packages Southern Ontario
Is anyone aware of any bee suppliers that sell packages as opposed to nucs? I would like to start a warre hive this spring but I am not interested in purchasing a nuc, just a queen and bees.

Thank ...
  Topic: spacing bars in warre hive
rene_p

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:59 pm   Subject: spacing bars in warre hive
Would those metal castelations be available in Canada?
  Topic: Dead hive in Ontario
rene_p

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:24 pm   Subject: Dead hive in Ontario
This past weekend I opened up the hive as there was no activity and I suspected the long brutally cold winter did its damage. Sure enough all the bees were dead. They did leave 7 bars of capped hone ...
  Topic: Thinking about an Ontario group
rene_p

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 2:23 pm   Subject: Thinking about an Ontario group
Gord,

Although there are only a few responses here there must be more out there. If you need any help in setting up an alliance let me know. I would be interested in helping.

Rene
  Topic: Thinking about an Ontario group
rene_p

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:28 am   Subject: Thinking about an Ontario group
I would be very interested.
 
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Conserving wild bees

Research suggests that bumble bee boxes have a very low success rate in actually attracting bees into them. We find that if you create an environment where first of all you can attract mice inside, such as a pile of stones, a drystone wall, paving slabs with intentionally made cavities underneath, this will increase the success rate.

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