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    Re: OA vaporizer help??

    I think 16ga should be ok. If you want, you can look up Bosch 80010 glow plug and see how much current it draws.
    In auto-diesel applications such as the vw golf, etc. the current draw of an...
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    Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Beemilk... your vaporizer will be as good as your glo plug. Hey, they are cheap. /change it til you find one that works with your time constraints.
    picture..? Well, just look at the excellent...
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    diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    I'm not certain how ethical it is to post this, but...
    For some smaller beeks $100 or more for a vaporizer is pretty steep.
    Make your own.

    Drill a 3" x 3" aluminum bar stock to accept an...
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    Re: nuc and hive moving

    Ok here's what I have done. At night, shove a folded piece of #8 wire mesh or similar into the entrance so as to block it. Move the hives to the new locations you mentioned. Remove the wire mesh...
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    Re: Got a Hot Hive? News Video

    Fat Bee Man sez that if you put a cluster of sumac berries in your smoker and use if judiciously (like every other day) it will calm hot bees.
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    Re: first timer in west central alabama

    I would suggest that since it's been shown to be best to locate your hive in full sun (Small Hive Beetles hate the sun), you should try making your floor of the hive a little shallower than some of...
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    Re: How Do You Combine in a TBH?

    For topbar to topbar:
    Take a jigsaw, using a 2 lb. coffee can or larger for a pattern, cut a hole in a follower board. Paste or staple newspaper over the hole. slice a couple of slits in the ...
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    Re: The shb just may soon be a pest of the past

    I currently have bottom traps on my hives. They work but some beetles still get into the hive. I just found that the beetles innoculate the stored pollen in the hive with a fungus that produces a...
  9. Thread: TBH Removed

    by rafterdog
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    Re: TBH Removed

    Looks good George :)

    You might need to take a thin sliver of wood 3/4 inch long and stop up the saw kerf on each end of the bars where they seat on the sides. SHB hiding places will be fewer then....
  10. Thread: My Intro

    by rafterdog
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    Re: My Intro

    Hi there fellow South Carolinian. Welcome to the forum. Thanks for the great and valuable service you rendered in your firefighting career.
    I am also getting back into beekeeping after a long...
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    Re: To Glue, or Not to Glue

    I use glue in my boxes and frames and have done that since 1971. I think once there was a problem with OSB (fomaldehyde glue) from China. Heck, one of my hives is a topbar hive made of...
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    Re: Questions about Feeding Honey Bees

    Just FYI, I found this info on the www.biobees.com website. I don't use HBH so I can't say if this is true. some of the folks said that HBH contains sodium laurel sulfate:
    ""Sodium lauryl sulfate...
  13. Re: open water feeder- add minerals to entice use?

    I had a bird feeder with a wooden float within 50ft. of my hives. No takers for more than two months. Never saw a single bee on it. I got a small handful of goat and cattle mineral powder and tossed...
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    Re: Thought this one was worth posting

    [QUOTE=HobbyBeek;571908]Frame withe eggs and new larva in royal jelly:

    Thank you !! :)
  15. Thread: Roaches

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    Re: Roaches

    I have a top bar hive which always has palmetto bugs under the cover above the top bars...no problem, they never bother the bees. I saw one get his "just rewards" when he fell inside one day. ...
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    Re: Mike from California

    MikeK
    Wow! These are among the best pictures I've seen. Someday, could you try and catch a newly hatched worker brood egg (about 12 hrs. old)? This would be a great help to me and to those who...
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