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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vapor Wiff

    Some examples of OAV'ing a hive:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_XVKpyDQgQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQp9pdAOjdo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRVtn9C0PoM
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    Re: Feeling Quite Low

    The very first queen I marked, i killed.

    I had practice marking dozen of drones. Thought I had the process down well, and so I moved to mark a queen. Something happened with the marking pen and...
  3. Re: High Volume OA Vaporizer for under $70 and it kicks butt! Make your own, it's eas

    Whenever someone comes up with something new on Beesource, the naysayers fall all over themselves in their frenzy to say why it won't work.

    I use the standard heated pan to OAV hives, but, at 10...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vapor Wiff

    My vaporizer is on a long cord with a switch 15' from the pan, which allows me to stay away from the hive while administering the OAV. I light my smoker and stand upwind. Super simple and works...
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    Re: New way to inspect

    I like taking pictures, and sometimes snap a few of frames during inspection to share with friends, but . . .

    It is better to actually focus on inspecting the frames in front of you then to spend...
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    Re: Moisture Question

    No.

    Relative humidity pertains to water vapor in air, not to water in liquids.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relative_humidity
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    Re: Hives With Neighborly Complaint

    That's awesome! Say: "You know, I've been thinking about moving the hives and putting in pig pens. I love bacon. Thanks for giving me the last little bit of motivation."
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    Re: Huge Mistake = Robbing!

    I know you already said you will put on a robber screen tomorrow, but just so you have no doubt, the robbers will definitely be back and they will be back in force, and since they know there is food...
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    Re: First OAV treatment this morning

    Aroc - So, after all the dire warnings on Beesource, it sounds like it turned out to be a non-event?
  10. Re: Comparing sugar cakes to "loose" sugar feeding

    gww - my sentiments, too.

    Beesource is HUGELY valuable resource to me, and I am light years ahead because of it. But, nothing can take the place of actual doing.
  11. Re: Those who advocate OA as a summer treatment, what do you make of this?

    Ha! Everyone knows that if it isn't reported in a peer reviewed publication authored by real scientists, then it doesn't happened.

    :)
  12. Re: Comparing sugar cakes to "loose" sugar feeding

    Well, a person has to be "smart" about what to believe and not believe regarding posts on Beesource. Unfortunately, that takes some experience. I know this because I went through that process,...
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    Re: My TF foundationless experiment

    That is a super good thread!!
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    Re: first complaint

    wait. wait. wait. She plants her entire backyard with pollinator friendly plants . . . and then complains about bees in her yard . . . ?

    It is shocking how stupid some people can be.
  15. Re: Comparing sugar cakes to "loose" sugar feeding

    This!

    I don't get all this focus on sugar blocks and Mountain Camp'ing a hive. What . . . did you not know there was a Winter coming?

    Check your hive weights in the Fall. If they are light,...
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    Re: My TF foundationless experiment

    Yes. I should have been more explicit in saying that in my Post #49 some of the notable beekeepers who's posts are so valuable to Beesource are treatment free beekeepers. I didn't want to start...
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    Re: My TF foundationless experiment

    I understand why the content control on this forum, and I am not trying to say it is unneccessary. I am just noting that because of the extraordinary control on the sub-forum, it is the most biased...
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    Re: My TF foundationless experiment

    My comment was directed to whether the TF forum provided a balanced view of TF beekeeping. For better or for worse, it is explicitly clear that it is the most highly controlled-for-content of the...
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    Re: My TF foundationless experiment

    Going to the Treatment Free Beekeeping sub-forum for unbaised reports!? Now that right there is funny.
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    Re: Move to foundationless?

    "Any strong opinions about the benefits/drawbacks of foundationless?"

    Strong opinions abound in this thread:

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    Re: Add brood to a weaker hive...

    It is the really big hives that bring in by far the most honey. That is why I avoid taking frames of brood except in the rare instance when it is necessary.

    For myself, if the new queen is laying...
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    Re: Add brood to a weaker hive...

    I would say a beekeeper should figure out why a hive is not growing and fix it before adding frames of brood. Otherwise you are probably throwing good bees after bad. I mean, there is a reason why...
  23. Re: Those who advocate OA as a summer treatment, what do you make of this?

    Every single time I OAV a hive, I see a HUGE mite drop (unless, it is the last treatment in a series of treatments). I didn't read the dissertation, but if the author says OAVing in the summer...
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    Re: Add brood to a weaker hive...

    I think the more important question is: why are you wanting to penalize one of your hives by taking brood from it?
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    Re: dearth aggression

    +1
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