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    Re: essential oils ?

    While Don the 'fatbeeman' may use essential oils, and may even use them in an effort to fight varroa, that is a poor reason to assume that essential oils will control varroa.

    Consider that Don...
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    Re: no honey yet

    Remotely diagnosing underperforming hives with just limited information is a tricky/risky business. :p

    But, in general, an established colony of bees should be capable of feeding themselves from...
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    Re: essential oils ?

    Make a difference in what? What is that you think the combination you mentioned above is going to accomplish?
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    Watts are indeed a product of volts times amps. A heater that draws 15 amps at 110 volts is a 1650 watt heater.

    The issue with joules is that there needs to be a time factor to express...
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    Re: source for #8 hardware cloth

    Window screen is NOT #8 hardware cloth. :no:

    We've been over the difference earlier. Here is the previous version .......
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    Unless you are starting a car, the 400 amps of that Lowes charger/starter is not the particularly relevant number. Under the "Specifications" tab, the amp-hours is 5. That means (in theory) that the...
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    Re: Beehive Plans on Beesource

    Welcome to Beesource, deBeaupre!


    The Beesource frame and hive body plans you referenced are fine just as they are, assuming you are planning on a standard 10 frame box. :thumbsup:


    While...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    I don't see anything goofy about Ollie's cleat handles. I even adopted them for my own hive boxes. :) Here is a related thread:...
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    Re: Herbicide

    Roundup is a Monsanto company brand. But the underlying product is called 'glyphosate', and is available from many sources other than Monsanto.

    I use glyphosate from Cornerstone, its economical,...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    My hole saw set has a relatively large threaded hole that attaches the changeable cutting bits to the arbor with the small center drill. To get stubborn cut-out wood waste part out of the hole saw...
  11. Re: Do corn fields offer much good pollen for our bees?

    There are significant differences between field corn (used for animal feed and industrial/manufacturing purposes) and sweet corn (corn-on-the-cob, canned corn, frozen corn, etc). By a large margin,...
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    Re: Posting photos to BeeSource.com

    From what i've seen, if you upload larger images to Photobucket, the default size that they will appear here, when linked 'inline', is 1024x768 pixels. That is oversize by Beesource rules, and odds...
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    Re: Where to buy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Note that the Ebay vaporizer linked above is a 40 watt model. Typically, other commercial vaporizers and quite a few of the homebuilt "glow plug" models are about 150 watts.

    In my opinion, the...
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    Re: Posting photos to BeeSource.com

    The most common issue with uploading photos is that the images are too large, and the uploader will not accept oversize images. Resize your photos to be smaller - if you don't have a tool, it can...
  15. Thread: varroa

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    Re: varroa

    I suggest reading Randy Oliver's page on several different methods of mite sampling.
    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/fighting-varroa-reconnaissance-mite-sampling/

    For the sugar method, scroll...
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    Re: Beautiful Beeswax For Sale

    Perhaps you may wish to add some more details. :)

    A snippet from the requirements for posting ads in this forum ...
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    Re: SHB in capped brood?

    Linked* is a study:) titled "Longevity and Reproductive Success of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) Fed Different Natural Diets"

    They compared SHB reproductive rates on eight different...
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    Re: Advice for Urban Ordinance Change

    Davy Crockett Beekeepers is based in Greene County, and so there is minimal direct impact on our members by zoning issues in Johnson City, which is (mostly) in Washington County.

    You may wish to...
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    Re: Advice for Urban Ordinance Change

    Welcome to Beesource, Miranda!


    I am located fairly close to Johnson City, and the issue of bees and JC zoning has been discussed on several occasions at my local Davy Crockett Beekeeping club....
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    Re: Where can I get a bee test kit?

    Well, you don't need any special containers to have samples tested by the ARS Beltsville MD Bee Laboratory. Details here: http://www.ars.usda.gov/Main/docs.htm?docid=7472



    However, I just saw...
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    Re: Building my own Honey Extractor

    >> this old redneck design works perfectly even though the top bars are right up against the axle.


    Hopefully you meant to say "bottom bars are right up against the axle.' :)

    Comb is built by...
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    Re: Keep the girls out of the oil?

    If you look at Rusty's plan, you can see that the oil tray is essentially inside an enclosed box with a screened top. Make a removeable end so that you can access the oil tray for maintenance.
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    Re: Keep the girls out of the oil?

    The #8 screen is needed to allow the beetles to pass but not the bees. You might find this set of plans useful:
    http://schoonerbay.net/rustysbees/ipm.html
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    Re: ethanol in bee shaker

    Assuming that you are referring to a shaker used to sample for varroa mites, yes, ethanol can be used. Here is a reference:...
  25. Re: anyone heard of swifter dryer sheets to control hive beetles

    This technique is also used in countries where the sheets/wipes have different brand names than in the USA. For instance, searching for "chux" brings up this thread: ...
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