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Photos from 2017 Northumberland Beef Farmers BBQ in Dartford, Ont, 06 July

Hey readers and beef farming enthusiasts, here are photos from annual Northumberland Beef Farmers BBQ which was held this year on Ryan Campbell's farm in Dartford, Ontario - 06 July 2017…Continue

Tags: event, farm, equipment, photos, annual

Started Jul 9, 2017

WANTED: pictures of barns missing boards for a story on thieves

I need pictures of old barns missing boards  and stories about cedar fence rail thieves and barn board thieves - do they ever get caught?Have you personally lost fence rails? barn boards?  or caught…Continue

Tags: Ontario, architectural, wood, Toronto, restaurant

Started Jun 15, 2015

 

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Photos from 2017 Northumberland Beef Farmers BBQ in Dartford, Ont, 06 July

Hey readers and beef farming enthusiasts, here are photos from annual Northumberland Beef Farmers BBQ which was held this year on Ryan Campbell's farm in Dartford, Ontario - 06 July 2017It was a warm Thursday evening - the party started around suppertime,People gathered high on a hilltop , the crest of the…See More
Jul 9, 2017
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WANTED: pictures of barns missing boards for a story on thieves

I need pictures of old barns missing boards  and stories about cedar fence rail thieves and barn board thieves - do they ever get caught?Have you personally lost fence rails? barn boards?  or caught a thief stealing architectural landscaping items from your property? What happened? do you have pictures of the damage? can i license your pics for my article.? i will payPeople in the city buy rustic wood... Here's where it ends up..…See More
Jun 15, 2015
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Beetroot juice is natural deicer for snow removal

A southwestern Ontario company is buying truckloads of red beets (not sugar beets) to make a natural deicer called GeoMelt. It seems the freezing point of beetroot juice is very low and at least one GTA snow…
Sep 1, 2013
Joe Dales commented on Robert Campbell's blog post Ontario Beekeepers Prize Pungent Buckwheat Honey
"Great story and photos. Thanks for sharing."
Sep 2, 2012
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Honey producer visits Alfredo Malanca apiary to buy buckwheat honey

Here is a honey packer from the Montreal visiting the apiary of Alfredo Malanca in northeastern Ontario, loading buckwheat honey to be sold to specialty stores in cities across North America.
Sep 1, 2012
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New Holland 658, Baling Hay in Ontario Canada

Talk about 'making hay while the sun shines'. Here's a short video I shot on Saturday June 16th 2012 of my nephew Ryan baling hay with his New Holland 658 hay baler. The grass feed is a mixture of alfalfa, red clover and timothy and as such will make excellent feed for the growing numbers of cows on their feedlots. I can remember harvesting the hay in this field in the 1970s and 80s - we used to walk behind the tractor and wagon and pitch 80 lbs bales onto the wagon - this exercise was…See More
Jun 17, 2012
Roadrunner commented on Robert Campbell's blog post Black Bears Strike But Are Repelled By Electric Fences In Ontario Beeyards
"Great stories and blog, I enjoy learning about bees and your challenges. Thanks, RR"
May 17, 2012
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May 14, 2012
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Black Bears Strike But Are Repelled By Electric Fences In Ontario Beeyards

Some black bears did launch an attack on of our remote beeyards last week! This is what bear damage looks like, and it could have been a lot worse. The total loss was only four frames of brood. And that's because this beeyard, like all of our locations in southern Ontario, is protected by a heavy duty solar fencer.Its unlikely the hive blew over in the wind - in the time that has passed since we last visited this…See More
May 13, 2012
Joe Dales commented on Robert Campbell's blog post Son of a Beekeeper Blog on Ontario Agriculture Network
"Hi Rob, Thanks for sharing your blog. When I was young, my father had some bee colonies on our farm and I was amazed at how the bees behaved. Take care, Joe"
Apr 22, 2012
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Son of a Beekeeper Blog on Ontario Agriculture Network

Hello from Rob Campbell the original Son of a Beekeeper in Ontario Canada. I hope to keep a blog presence here on the Ontario Agricultural network to keep readers updated on the latest challenges facing Canadian beekeepers. Because I have the good fortune of living near and helping out my family's apiary which is just east of Toronto, the city in…See More
Apr 15, 2012
Robert Campbell commented on Gus Ternoey's blog post My Mistake - My Opportunity
"thank you for finding time to write these tales and misadventures."
Apr 15, 2012
Robert Campbell commented on Gus Ternoey's blog post When Neighbours Stop by - its a good thing
"great conversational farm storytelling . This farm blog-net needs more of that. What about pictures? your blog would be spectacular if you had pics of anything in that tale, like the trench, or the tile and esp 85 yr old uncle. just saying"
Apr 15, 2012
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Canadian Beekeeper in Ontario

Here's Johnny Bee Good in a beeyard near Hastings Ontario in August 2011 making ready with his hive tool to remove the queen excluder, which is a metal screen that restricts the queen to the brood chambers below. This keeps eggs out of the honey supers above - you can see the super has been removed and now sits upright beside Johnny. I wrote about the 2011 honey harvest was near crop failure, on Son of a Beekeeper , my Tumblr blog.

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Ontario Beekeepers Prize Pungent Buckwheat Honey

After spending time with another local beekeeper and helping harvest his annual summer honey crop this son of a beekeeper has become even more acutely aware of the various honey regions that are waiting to be discovered by North American kitchens , across the province of Ontario.

One such naturally occurring region is the wild buckwheat fields in northeastern Ontario, above hwy 7 on…

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Posted on September 1, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

New Holland 658, Baling Hay in Ontario Canada

Talk about 'making hay while the sun shines'. Here's a short video I shot on Saturday June 16th 2012 of my nephew Ryan baling hay with his New Holland 658 hay baler. The grass feed is a mixture of alfalfa, red clover and timothy and as such will make excellent feed for the growing numbers of cows on their feedlots.

I can remember harvesting the hay in this field in the 1970s and 80s - we used to walk behind the tractor and wagon and pitch 80 lbs bales onto the wagon…

Continue

Posted on June 17, 2012 at 9:36am

Black Bears Strike But Are Repelled By Electric Fences In Ontario Beeyards

Some black bears did launch an attack on of our remote beeyards last week! 

This is what bear damage looks like, and it could have been a lot worse. The total loss was only four frames of brood. And that's because this beeyard, like all of our locations in southern Ontario, is protected by a heavy duty solar fencer.

bear damage in beeyard

Its unlikely the hive blew over in the wind - in the…

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Posted on May 13, 2012 at 8:49pm — 1 Comment

Son of a Beekeeper Blog on Ontario Agriculture Network

Hello from Rob Campbell the original Son of a Beekeeper in Ontario Canada.

 

I hope to keep a blog presence here on the Ontario Agricultural network to keep readers updated on the latest challenges facing Canadian beekeepers. Because I have the good fortune of living near and helping out my family's…

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Posted on April 15, 2012 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

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Ridgetown Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting – May 22, 2018

Extremely wet over much of the area, with up to 6.5” (162.5 mm) of rainfall over the past two weeks. Little planting progress on the heavy clay soils of Essex, Lambton and West Elgin. Grower’s mood has remained good, but is starting to turn as June approaches. Crop heat unit accumulation has been good, with accumulations approaching 400 CHU’s. Wheat, weeds, and anything that has been planting are developing quickly.

Pest watch: scouting for cereal leaf beetles

Growers and crop scouts across the province may want to be on the lookout for cereal leaf beetles in their fields.

KICK THE DIRT with Grape Growers of Ontario

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Diplomat Fungicide Now Available

Flowers Canada Growers is very pleased to announce that the biofungicide Diplomat 5SC (polyoxin-D) is registered and available for all greenhouse ornamental uses against Botrytis spp.

Axter Agroscience Inc: Results of Farm Testing of Biostimulant Exceed Expectations

The R&D team and management of Axter Agroscience Inc. ("Axter"), a company that specializes in the production and distribution of foliar nutrient solutions and biostimulants for major crops (wheat, soy, corn), are pleased to announce the results of 141 farm trials carried out from 2015 to 2017 at 94 farms located throughout Quebec and Ontario

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