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  1. SAE 30 Lawn Mower Oil for a small piston air compressor?

    Will it cause any harm?
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    What air compressor do you have?

    Noiseless and oil-free are my main criteria.
    If you own an air compressor, which do you own?
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    Re: Oxalic Acid question

    Knowing the volume you are spraying is very important.
    Being aware that sprayer nozzles have different rates of delivery, the sprayer must be calibrated before use.
    To measure the volume of a...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid question

    Clear pollen combs from bees.
    Take these combs away before spraying OA dih. .
    Otherwise it can damage pollen.
    Be protected.
    99.3% is very a optimistic estimation of the efficacy.
    Here it is...
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    Re: Treating Package w/OA Dribble

    It should be studied.
    It is domain of scientific research.
    All I can do is trust.
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    Re: Treating Package w/OA Dribble

    A bee has a *mouth* that it uses to eat and drink:

    jaws / mandibles
    a tongue / glossa
    lips / a labrum and two maxillae
    a tube for collecting nectar / proboscis

    Oxalic acid is corrosive to...
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    Re: Formic application methods question

    More precise speaking, applied for more then 10 days, in broodless state of the bee colony, it was found that formic acid had only mean ~ 73% efficacy.
    Many bees are lost in the field. ...
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    Re: Opinions on Protective Clothing

    Beekeeping is really simple.

    But if you let bees sting you at start-up, you will subconsciously get feeling/opinion/belief it were something difficult.
    And then you will become willing to pay...
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    Re: Best Sources To Learn Queen Rearing

    “Successful Queen Rearing”, Spivak, M.; Reuter, G.

    A tremendous insight. Very encouraging.
  10. Thread: Record keeping??

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    Re: Record keeping??

    They decide what pertain to their specific activity and their system:
    data, parameters, variables, values / measurements.
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    Re: Simple Queen rearing Calander from Glenn Apiaries

    or simple bite off parts of their feets.
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    Re: Ever move a hive into the basement?

    I do see the point of your story.

    Johann
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    Indeed, For Sure.
    I wish love wasn't so full of pain.

    Johann
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    Re: Need advice on extractor

    I bought a 2 frame extractor a long time ago and I regreted it very soon after.
    Lyson 20 Frame Extractor is a good choice.
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    Re: Stethoscope to hear the bee cluster in Winter?

    You can apply a standardized quick knock on the hive and register its response.
    This way you can compare different hives.
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    Re: Stethoscope to hear the bee cluster in Winter?

    I always use my simplest stethoscope in the nighttime.
    Background noise is minimal. Weather should be not windy.
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    Re: Merry Christmas to all of you!

    Let it be Christmas everywhere!
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    Mechanical, 24h, programmable outlet timer switch do not need a battery.
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    Re: Drone culling - Varroa

    Olympic sports are sports contested in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
    Drone culling is not an olympic sport.

    Johann
  20. Thread: Thermal Image Gun

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    Re: Thermal Image Gun

    @Ian
    You will have many dead bees on the floor. Bees begin to crawl at about 8C under the cluster. I am not sure. Maybe it was 7C.
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    Re: Using entrance reducers when indoor wintering

    @JodieToadie
    It is good to be able to protect an apiary.
    I would like to know more about forces that stimulate change or progress within a system. That's all.
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    Re: Using entrance reducers when indoor wintering

    "No entrance reducer = much more hive activity and looser cluster."



    The hives are so near to each other. Without entrance reducer the neighboring bees stimulate each other and feel annoyed.
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    Re: Using entrance reducers when indoor wintering

    This article is light further reading:
    http://www.ledsmagazine.com/articles/print/volume-9/issue-9/features/monochromatic-and-colored-leds-open-new-frontiers-in-solid-state-lighting-magazine.html
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    Re: Using entrance reducers when indoor wintering

    Please try red LED light bulbs or stripes. LEDs are monochromatic.
  25. Re: When your ex topples your hive, can I site animal cruelty?

    This thread has now 279,978 views:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?276159-What-in-the-world-is-tipping-my-hives-over-Solutions&
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