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    Re: Vaporizing wet OA

    >Will it still be effective if vaporized?

    Yes
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    Oak a mead?

    Made my first oaked red wine with white oak that I toasted myself. Chocolate and very slight vanilla notes to it. It's still young but it turned out very good.

    Anyone oak just a straight mead?
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  3. Re: georgia bee supply has a 7 frame hive (thoughts)

    More equipment sizes means more mismatched interchangeable problems. If you went with only 7 frames you wouldn't be able to buy or sell anything.

    More prone to get blown over in the wind.
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  4. Re: Study says OAV better than OA Dribbling or Spraying

    I've been telling people this for years. Still surprised that any one still uses OAD.

    "OA also resulted in 3 and 12 times less worker bee mortality in the 10 days after application than either...
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    Re: Spring build up, when to start???

    I am going to start any day now, I think there are enough flying days here and there so the bees are not trapped in the hive too long after being fed pollen sub.

    You also don't want them to raise...
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    Re: Foundationless frames. Wire or not.

    >Any tricks to have them attach the bottom?

    When your doing inspections take pieces of burr comb and wedge them between the bottom of the foundationless comb and the bottom bar one or two...
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    Re: feeding old Fruit jelly to bees

    Your bees probably won't touch it. There may also be a lot of solids that bees will need cleansing flights, so don't give it to them in the winter. You could mix a little in syrup but it won't do the...
  8. Re: The list of countries where it is authorized the use of pure oxalic against varro

    You're also suppose to buy a registered product in the US too.
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    Re: Lemongrass oil to syrup ratio

    The reason most EOs are used in the first place is to do something good for the bees. Here's something that is good for your bees and scientific studies that show the benefits;
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    Re: Lemongrass oil to syrup ratio

    What's a proper dosage? What are you treating?

    What studies do you have that show increase survival percentages?
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    Re: Lemongrass oil to syrup ratio

    Then you might want to stay away from EOs? Especially if you just want to flavor syrup.

    Here the toxicity of 150 different EOs, and toxicity levels to adults and brood;
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    Re: Which size hives are most productive?

    All things equal the bigger the hive the more productive it is. (more brood, more bees more honey) There is a critical mass where the hive needs to be, to be a power house. I don't think a 5 frame...
  13. Re: Cluster with the Queen on the outside of the hive?

    My Guess is absconding,
    I would put a QE on, and some food. Pour some thick syrup in an empty frame put it on one of the outside frames. Sugar block on the top bars.

    Should they have brood right...
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    Re: Nosema contaminated equipment

    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/the-nosema-twins-part-5-alternative-treatments/

    "Spores of N. apis can remain viable for years on the combs. A thorough study performed in New Zealand by Malone, et...
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    Re: Lemongrass oil to syrup ratio

    If the LD50 is a sufficient dose to kill 50 percent of a population, at what dose does it decrease bee longevity and increase bee mortality?

    Food coloring might be a better marker, EOs evaporate...
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    Re: Inferior Drones?

    It's believed that during mating queens will fly further than their own drones so that the queen does not mate with her offspring. If this is true than letting/forcing a hive to go LW won't increase...
  17. Re: Mouse gaurd after the mice are in on a stump.

    I would access them before you replace the queen, they may be feral survivors. It would be a shame if you destroyed a treatment free queen.
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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    Condolences to the family.
    He will be missed.
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    Re: ferrel bees, to treat or not to treat

    Just saw your post,

    Started treating with EO's for about 6+ months which does nothing for mites (didn't know that at the time) and resulted in a low mite drop. I tried OAV a few times, and still...
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    Re: Lemongrass oil to syrup ratio

    EOs attract robbers. Probably the worst thing you can do to a nuc.

    EOs also damage the bee's flora, making them more vulnerable to diseases like AFB and EFB.
  21. Re: First winter turning to spring. Mites ain't got 'em yet!

    Nice brood pattern, nice stores.
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    Re: Cleaning plastic foundation

    Soaking them works, you can also spray them with power washer.

    Keep them out of the sun, it doesn't take that much time to warp them.

    Plastic foundation? yes

    A quick rinse with bleach is...
  23. Re: Comparing sugar cakes to "loose" sugar feeding

    This really sounds like a lot of water and a lot of work, do the rest of you put this much water in your hives?
    There is nothing simple or easy or even safe about this.
    Do you trust hundreds of...
  24. Re: How do you keep nuc clusters from freezing overwinter?

    >if the cluster is too small, the bees will not generate enough warmth to overwinter, they'll freeze and die.
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  25. Re: Had a BEE RESCUE TODAY, NEED SOME ADVICE

    Feed them as other said.
    Screen the entrance put them in your garage until it's warms enough for flying.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-295359.html
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