Canadian Beekeepers

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by jonnybee, May 12, 2011.

  1. jonnybee

    jonnybee New Member

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    Just let us know where you are beekeeping and how the hives are looking this spring
     
  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Hey Johnybee:

    I keep bees on the east coast in Nova Scotia. I'm 15 for 18 but buildup is slow here. I have heard of some large losses but it is a little early to tell, no numbers have come out yet.
    I heard things are bad again out west?
     

  3. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    not a Canadian but a question...

    I would guess the plains area (out west in PerryBee dialect) of Canada experience a fairly hard winter?
     
  4. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Hey Tec:

    I lived in Edmonton, Alberta for 6 years in the early 80's.
    -40C (or -40F, take your pick cause at that temp there're the same) was usually at least a two week occurence.
    Cold, cold, cold, add bitter winds and seemingly forever.
    I went out one morning to start my truck and it wouldn't (not an unusual thing at that time of year). When I popped the hood to my truck I realized why it didn't even go "click,click". The battery had frozen solid and split in two! :shock:
    A lot of keeps there overwinter indoors now.