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  1. Re: Propane powered fogger to control mites?

    http://OxaVap.com is one address for vaporizers for sale. I believe it is SNL's site. I mention him only because he was the first member I was aware of that was selling the units.

    HTH


    Rusty
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    Re: Langstroth hive wood thickness

    If you are using the standard plans from on here, then yes the thickness matters. To obtain proper bee space you need to follow the specs exactly. Too much space and they build unwanted comb. Too...
  3. Re: Propane powered fogger to control mites?

    Fogging for mites does not work. Vaporize them or dribble them. Search for member SNL on here, as he sells the units you want for vaporizing.

    HTH

    Rusty
  4. Re: Distribution method for powdered sugar.

    And be prepared for the ants. Figure out your ant plan BEFORE you dump any sugar.

    (Oh, and I used a screen similar to Ravenseye's. It worked great.)

    JMO

    Rusty
  5. Re: When is too early to hive packages

    Be sure you feed them like crazy.

    JMO

    Rusty
  6. Re: Spring Mite Treatment but with what?

    OA is my treatment of choice in the Spring before they start to brood. No down side that I am aware of.

    HTH

    Rusty
  7. Re: 5-frame standard corrugated NUC BOXES

    Nice looking box.

    :D
  8. Re: 5-frame standard corrugated NUC BOXES

    Are you the manufacturer or a reseller and do you have photos? "Standard" as in deeps?

    Thanks!

    Rusty
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    Re: Controlling Small Hive Beetles

    I use oil traps with great success. I stopped planting cucumbers and cantaloupe and that seems to help, as well. DE works too, just not as fast.

    If you live somewhere with big SHB pressure,...
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    Re: Getting Mating Nuc Foundation Drawn

    This is the one that got me started. I used a bunch of them last season and had very good results--good enough to do it again this year.

    HTH

    Rusty
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    Re: Getting Mating Nuc Foundation Drawn

    I tried to edit the post above, but it doesn't like me this morning!

    Anyhow I just wanted to say that if I were to do it today, I'd use the foundationless sections from my Lauri Half Frames, and...
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    Re: Getting Mating Nuc Foundation Drawn

    Mind you, I am green as grass when it comes to mating nucs, but the one season I used 4-ways, I couldn't get the bees to draw it, so I stole drawn comb from my stash. I cut it to size with my scroll...
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    Re: Totally a Noob Question

    I use deeps for everything. Deeps are heavy, so I rarely let a hive get above 3-4 boxes high. I've gotten in the habit of pulling full frames from the top box and adding empties to replace them. I...
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    Re: Sugar Brick Confusion

    I'd rather have them in the trees than bottom up in the comb, dead--starved--instead. I can always hang out a few swarm boxes to get them back. It's better than getting this sick feeling in the pit...
  15. Re: All Deeps - How Many Do You Plan On Per Colony?

    I do all deeps and plan on 4 boxes per hive.

    HTH

    Rusty
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    Re: oxalic acid treatment ?

    The best information I've found online about OA is on Randy Oliver's site, http://scientificbeekeeping.com. There is a TON of information there, so be prepared to read for awhile.

    HTH

    Rusty
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    Re: Will a nuc fit in my hive?

    Commercially built hive boxes are 19+ inches long. A standard deep box is approx 9 inches deep. Medium is approx 6+ inches. Shallow is 5-ish inches deep. Standard deeps are usually brood...
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    Re: VHS QUEEN BEES

    I've had VHS genetics in my hives for awhile now and what I am finding is that F1 and F2 generations continue to have good mite control, but by F3, they are pretty useless and build up very poorly. ...
  19. Re: Timing for requeening or dispatching?

    I've only done this once. I searched through the box for the nasty queen, using a cappings scratcher on the drone brood as I went, then killed off the old girl, and added a caged queen the next...
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    Re: Ultra Bee?

    I can usually get 2 tablespoons to mix into 2:1. I feed in pint canning jars with holes in the lids. I have no luck with the 1:1--it always seems to separate out and wind up in a pile that clogs...
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    Re: EPA in Pesticide Article

    Yeash. I wish these reporters would get their facts straight.



    Oranges are NOT pollinated by honey bees. They don't need them. It is a common error. It's the bees/beeks who need the...
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    Re: Pep Talk

    There are many ways to feed besides feeding syrup. Sugar blocks and Mountain Camp come to mind.

    I agree with Oldtimer. Figure out what really went wrong. Weak hives are weak for a reason. Were...
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    Re: wire vs fishing line

    After reading this whole thread, I'm having second thoughts. Maybe I'll use upright corndog sticks instead.

    :s

    Rusty
  24. Re: Bee Breeding - Controlled Environment

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    Rusty
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    Re: wire vs fishing line

    :lpf: It'll be worth going foundationless just to see this!

    :D

    Rusty
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