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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

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Started Jul 9

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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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…

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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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Changes to Income Sprinkling Rules Are a Step in the Right Direction for Farmers

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is pleased to see that Finance Canada has considered the feedback contributed by CFA and other farm groups with regard to the Tax Fairness proposals, and has proposed changes that have addressed a number of the key concerns identified by Canadian farm businesse

Joint assistance from Ottawa and Quebec to help Quebec farmers affected by extraordinary hail events in 2017

A number of hail events resulted in significant damage to farm operations this summer, beyond what has been seen in recent years. In assistance to farmers who have incurred extraordinary expenses, Governments of Canada and Quebec are offering up to $13 million through the 2017 Canada-Quebec Hail Assistance

Researchers ‘spill the beans’ on new use for soybean oil

Soybean growers may be excited to learn that University of Guelph researchers have recently found a new use for the oil from a specialty soybean variety.

Fine wine grapes take time

When Dr. Helen K. Fisher retired as viticulture research scientist at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland), there were a few loose ends to tie up.

Processors on the hunt for potatoes after shortage in P.E.I.

Processors in P.E.I. must import potatoes from other provinces after local producers faced below-average crop yields.

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