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  1. Thread: Thymol Source

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    OOPs, I may have jumped to a conclusion. The...

    OOPs, I may have jumped to a conclusion. The thymol remaining in my jar was lumped together like damp sugar will. It may have been that the lessened scent was the result of less surface area...
  2. Thread: Thymol Source

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    Bob: My synthetic thymol came in a plastic...

    Bob:

    My synthetic thymol came in a plastic jar, screwtop vapor-proof lid. When fresh the scent would knock your hat off. I just opened the jar and smelled; marked loss of potency.

    The...
  3. Thread: Thymol Source

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    Walt, Sundance: Synthetically produced Thymol...

    Walt, Sundance:

    Synthetically produced Thymol is a sugary white powder. It goes into solution clear just as sugar would (or at least mine did.)

    Dr. R. has repeatedly cautioned us to be sure...
  4. Thread: Thymol Source

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    Clinton: Just returned to the forum and saw...

    Clinton:

    Just returned to the forum and saw that Dr. R. was ill.

    I sent him an email asking about availability of thymol, but it came back, bad address. Re-sent it.

    Given his situation...
  5. Thread: Miracle Fungus

    by Oxankle
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    Thanks, George; Somewhat disappointed. I had...

    Thanks, George;

    Somewhat disappointed. I had hoped they would have delivery system by now.

    Seems to me that even if they made it up into a paste and we had to rub some of it across the top...
  6. Thread: Miracle Fungus

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    Hey Guys; I've not been around in a while, so...

    Hey Guys;
    I've not been around in a while, so if this has been discussed excuse me and point me at it.

    Some time back the people at the research station in Weslaco, Tx reported success with a...
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    The frames came yesterday and I managed to get...

    The frames came yesterday and I managed to get the case open and pull out some frames for examination.

    They are nice looking frames; I chose white though they come in black as well. The wax...
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    Good News, Fellows: I called this morning with...

    Good News, Fellows:

    I called this morning with my invoice in front of me. Ordered Sept 2004, filled Sept 2005. Talked to the young lady, she looked up the invoice and order and immediately told...
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    Anyone here have any frames on backorder from...

    Anyone here have any frames on backorder from Mann Lake?

    Last fall, late, I decided that I would try some of Mann Lakes Ritecell frames & ordered a case of them. Got a notice that they were...
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    Early in the summer I put a wind-guard around the...

    Early in the summer I put a wind-guard around the screen on my Burgess. As a result the heat backed up and melted part of the frame behind the screen. Not enough to disable the unit, but plenty...
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    Some time ago I posted a note to the effect that...

    Some time ago I posted a note to the effect that I had purchased a cheapie ($30) Toro power sweeper, a blower for use in the apiary. Used it today and found that it worked as well as the Ryobi...
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    The hive depending on emergency cells has been...

    The hive depending on emergency cells has been without a queen for two weeks and so will have no young brood. It will benefit from combination with the partial swarm.

    If you have only a...
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    Same information here; Spoke to state bee man...

    Same information here; Spoke to state bee man recently, said bees now in SW Arkansas. Heard this again at our bee club meeting. Closest AHB to Tulsa is now near Checotah.
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    Poll: Yer fulla prunes, Joel. 73 here, closing in on...

    Yer fulla prunes, Joel.

    73 here, closing in on 74.
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    I think that for a novice who wants to see what a...

    I think that for a novice who wants to see what a hive is doing, an observation hive with more than one frame in thickness is a waste of time. If you want more than one frame go up, not out.
    ...
  16. Thread: Well, Hell!!!!

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    Early in the spring I reported that almost all my...

    Early in the spring I reported that almost all my bees had died, and that I could find no positive cause.

    I caught swarms, bought some packages and until yesterday was in good shape for next...
  17. Thread: Thymol Mixing

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    JALAL; I think you may have oversimplified Dr....

    JALAL;
    I think you may have oversimplified Dr. R's formula for the sake of brevity.

    If FGMO weighed as much as water the one-to-twenty ratio would hold, but 1000 CC of the proper FGMO should...
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    Fellows: I stocked two tbh's last year; one had...

    Fellows:
    I stocked two tbh's last year; one had a poor queen and did not make even the middle of the winter. The second is l9 bars long, Langstroth width and tapered--don't recall the exact...
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    Bobobee's top bar with the 60 degree angles...

    Bobobee's top bar with the 60 degree angles sounds a lot like the old "foundationless frame" top bar. Such bars will be a bit of a pain to make, but if they work really well they'd be much...
  20. Thread: Blowers

    by Oxankle
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    Jim: We've had this discussion before. You...

    Jim:

    We've had this discussion before. You won't find any dead bees when I clean supers.

    I have no idea what you think bee-blowing is, but the whole idea is to do it quickly and gently.
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  21. Thread: Blowers

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    Hello; Looking for opinions today. I am...

    Hello;

    Looking for opinions today.

    I am one of those who think blowing the bees out of the supers into the air is easier on the bees and the beekeeper than using the bee brush or the stinky...
  22. Thread: Mite Control

    by Oxankle
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    To echo what a poster above has stated; Anything...

    To echo what a poster above has stated; Anything with 20 or 25% acetic acid IS NOT vinegar. Naturally made vinegar cannot be made that strong as the acid will kill the bacteria before it gets that...
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    Ok; I will agree that there are more guard...

    Ok;

    I will agree that there are more guard bees in a large hive than in a small hive, but I still doubt that the individual bee is more likely to be aggressive. ??????? Is it only a function of...
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    I suppose we are never too old to see something...

    I suppose we are never too old to see something new.

    Yesterday I was out at the bee yard when I saw a swarm forming. Sky was filled with bees around a brush pile. In an hour I went back and...
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    At a discussion of the Africanized (Killer) bee a...

    At a discussion of the Africanized (Killer) bee a few weeks ago the speaker said that small, weak colonies were much less aggressive than larger, thriving colonies. I don't think this applies at all...
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