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    Re: Questions about OAV procedure

    I agree with John, my largest drop count is the next day, but it continues for 3 days. As far as HUGE hives.... I don't have any that have brood chambers larger than double deeps. Even if you...
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    Re: It finally happened... varroa..

    Put a sticky board under your hive if you can, simple plastic with petroleum jelly on it will do, and you will see the drop count jump into the thousands in the 24 hours following the first...
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    Re: It finally happened... varroa..

    If you have a vaporizer and OA, you don't need anything else. They will NOT continue to multiply if you treat them, wait a week and treat them again. You kill most of those not in the capped broad...
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    Death Sting picture

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    Awesome picture of a bee sting and why it's fatal to the bee.
    Here is the URL in case I didn't get it copied correctly. ...
  5. Re: Would honey support a diabetic in a Post Apocalyptic Event?

    I'm a diabetic and test several times a day. I had heard honey was better for diabetics than table sugar. I saw no difference in my blood sugar levels when I substituted Honey for sugar.
    It's...
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    Re: Neighbor complaint

    I had banana peels in my SHB trap, killed plenty of bees so I stopped using it. Don't count on Bananas to repel bees.
  7. Re: Is there a preventative treatment I should be doing on a schedule?

    I never treat with honey supers on, just to be sure.... Casper I always treat 3 or more times in a row. Many only treat once because of the lack of broad around thanksgiving. But I still got...
  8. Re: Is there a preventative treatment I should be doing on a schedule?

    I treat with OAV on a schedule, at the begining of the dearth and again in late fall, at least 3 weekly treatments. But the best method is to test on a schedule. I'd test early spring, at the start...
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    Re: First sugar roll...

    If you didn't start with TF bees, you are going to be very disappointed.... You have very little chance of getting two new hives to survive TF if they came from treated stock.
    I don't think your...
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    Re: OAX Treatment Times

    I've gotten large enough drop counts on a second treatment during the broodless period that I do two or three. It's almost free, doesn't take long and it's finally COOL...
    An extra treatment or two...
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    Re: Shouldn't bee's make noise?!?

    Drones that don't leave, are killed, those that leave, starve to death. I think it's a lot sad... mother nature can be very mean. Like male lions killing cubs, because the cubless females will...
  12. Re: Have you ever had to USE your EpiPen? Dangerous side effects?

    I have an epipen and have not used it, hope I never have to. My cardiologist told me some of the more dangerous possible side affects you can get from an epipen and how that would affect someone with...
  13. Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer Results - Users post here!

    Doubt this thread will have much effect on the TF guys but you can count me in the works for me group. I tried TF, then tried Fogging with FGMO and sugar dusting, then as a last resort applied...
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    Re: Large Beekeepers and Treatment Free

    If you have the right genetics, you can be treatment free and not suffer huge losses. But the only way for the hobby beek to get there is to buy some varroa resistant queens and build from there. ...
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    Mite drop starts in hours, but the 24 - 48 hour or second full day is when they really drop. I mean THOUSANDS, if you have a heavy infestation. I've never seen anything in the hive, I think the...
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    I follow about the same procedure, my vaporizers are on boards that block the entrance while in use. I use two, heating one with the other cools in the hive, then move and start the next hive while...
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    Re: SHB & Plastic Frames

    I didn't throw mine out, I bought a hot glue gun and fill the cracks with that. It was more work than I expected, but I saved all those frames. Will never buy another.
  18. Thread: Honey B Healthy

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    Re: Honey B Healthy

    I didn't see anybody on this thread make any of the claims you just stated. but I don't want you to be the only person on here calling other people names...
    I'm just too good natured a guy to type...
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    Re: Honey B Healthy

    What does "boosted up" mean? I have yet to have any problem with bees killing a queen I sprayed with HGH, but I've never gotten anywhere close to the number of hives you're talking about.
    I won't...
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    by Robbin
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    Re: Honey B Healthy

    I started using HBH this summer when introducing queens. It works great for that. I also use it when moving frames from one hive to another. I use it anytime I'm combining bees from different...
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    Re: Very cool slow motion video of bees

    thanks for sharing. :)
  22. Re: Mite Count: What is considered "high" for those who do not want to treat?

    Awesome response.....
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    Re: Top feeder vs. Frame Feeder

    yea, I think that is very cool. My feeder can take 12 Half gallon jars. When I feed a lot, it's a site to behold. But they don't fight, nor sting. I like to walk up to it and watch them from...
  24. Re: Mite Count: What is considered "high" for those who do not want to treat?

    If you want to be TF, you have to buy TF queens or be prepared to suffer a lot of losses. Find somebody local that is TF and go from there.
    I use drop counts and treated at anything over 50 in a...
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    Re: Top feeder vs. Frame Feeder

    When I want to feed everybody, I open feed about 80 yards from my hives. When I want to feed a given hive (sometimes when I'm open feeding and still want to target a weak hive) I use the ultimate...
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