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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vapor Wiff

    This is the reason that forums like this are dangerous. OAV seems to be uncharted territory and people read statements like this and get exposed like the OP. People who make youtube videos where...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vapor Wiff

    I'm with you. How about the flimsy face mask that Mann Lake sends your vaporizer, what is that for? I am not feeling really confident about the mask I bought any more....
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    Re: First OAV treatment this morning

    Well, I probably assume everyone is a dude on this forum unless there user name is feminine. All the reasons I thought you were a dude sound sexist when I go over them in my head. I am glad you are...
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    Re: First OAV treatment this morning

    Thanks Enj.....are you really Nancy! I always thought you were a dude.
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    Re: First OAV treatment this morning

    Thanks Enj, very helpful. Sorry to highjack. Honey supers can be on correct?
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    Re: First OAV treatment this morning

    No water? I am reading instructions and it says 1/2 teaspoon of OA in the cup of the vaporizer. I thought water was used to but I guess not?
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    Re: Brood Break How-to

    So I'm getting ready to put my plan into action. I read up on Scientific Beekeeping and I was going to follow Randy Oliver's advice of caging the queen and not removing her completely. He says in...
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    Re: Battery for Oxalic Vapor

    Oh..to be that clever! Thanks Clyderoad, you just made my mind up.
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    Re: Battery for Oxalic Vapor

    The charger sure looks appealing. Usngunr says not to use it. Have you guys had any problems? I just hook up red to red and black to black?

    This one seems like it would work but it would be nice...
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    Re: Battery for Oxalic Vapor

    Oh boy, I'm really in over my head with this stuff. Can I use a house hold outlet with an extension cord? If yes, then I would need an adapter to plug in the clamps on the end of the vaporizer, can...
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    Battery for Oxalic Vapor

    Will this battery work for a vaporizer?
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    Re: northern queens

    I'm going to give Full Bloom a try in a few weeks . I have heard great things. Sam Comfort at Anarchist Apiary is also an option and he responds to emails.
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    Re: Swarm....they're in the box now what?

    No, they were all in the original hive. I just got the swarm in the box and left it. I want to know when I should move them? How I should add frames? What is the best way to handle them without...
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    Swarm....they're in the box now what?

    For some reason I went to visit the bees before going out tonight. I experienced my first ever swarm. I willed them to cluster on a low trees (yes, I am that powerful). I shook them into a empty...
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    Re: When to add room

    It only would be an issue if you are feeding them and even then the bees will probably straighten it out when she starts laying. Just make sure you add a box when you have about 7 or 8 frames drawn.
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    Re: Supercedure Question

    Do the Queen cups have anything in them? Queen cups are normal queen cups with eggs or larvea means something's up. The way to force a superceedure is to remove the queen. Why don't you replace...
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    Re: Banner spring for nectar

    The temps in NY have just gone up about almost 20 degrees and the bees are responding. The Black Locust came and went in a few days but the bees seem to have had their fill. I just put a 2nd or 3rd...
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    Re: under developed bees,

    So that you have data, pre and post numbers, how else will you know if your treatment method is effective? You should be collecting data throughout the season.
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    Re: Brood Break How-to

    Hey, Sorry I have been checked out, jut reading this. Gosh everything with bees gets so complicated. Jbeshearse, this is helpful. I will probably try to do something like this. I can not do...
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    Re: 15 Days No Eggs or Larvae

    Yea but your reaching the limit which is about two weeks. If the queen is still alive meaning you did not make any mistakes or the bees didn't kill her, I would contact the supplier in a few days. ...
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    Brood Break How-to

    My hives came through winter with a lot of mites. I treated with MAQS and, as usual, it has not helped much. I am planning on requeening my hives with VHS queens from Full Bloom Apiaries. I would...
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    Re: Sources for Northern VHS Breeder Queens

    Great! Thanks for your opinions!
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    Sources for Northern VHS Breeder Queens

    Does anyone have experience with queens from Full Bloom Apiary. I am interested in the VP line. http://vpqueenbees.com/ Does anyone have any other recommendations for sources of northern VHS...
  24. Re: New Hive -Queen escaped during install - comb on bottom of frames a swarm?

    Better yet use the word abscond...Thanks Slow Drone.
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    Use the word abscound instead is swarm. Yes they will abcsound if they don't have/get a queen. Wait a week then check both hives for eggs and brood. If you don't see it in both hives wait another...
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