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    Re: brushy mountain oxlaic acid vaporizer?

    check out oxavap.com I purchased one and it is very good quality at a fair price. every once in a while he will run a special for beesource members
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    Re: Top feeder and inner cover

    Hi John, i don't know which feeder you are using but if I am using any type of hive top feeder I usually put the feeder on (if using an inner cover there would be no screen) then depending on type of...
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    Re: Shb

    hi aboothroyd, I have had packages that had beetles. I just used a trap to monitor the level. every time I caught a few and never had any real problems. I use the type of trap that hangs between...
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    Re: OAV vs Dribble? Whats your choice?

    Thank you your service Ten bears, it is much appreciated.:applause:
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    yep, a stand alone car jump starter works great for me.
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    Re: Help! Need idea to save these bees.

    a new water source would help for sure. The bees are not attracted to chlorine. They are attracted to the water in the pool that is not correctly chemically balanced. (ph is off ) probably not...
  7. Re: Getting a hive out of concrete stairs is a pain in the butt!

    Great job. Sleep well tonight! :applause::thumbsup:
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    Re: Happy 4th of July!

    Very nice! :applause:
  9. Re: Suggestions on how to check bottom brood box

    short, sweet and accurate. Good response Dave A.:applause:
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    Re: Will the Queen go back down?

    hi melissaam,
    first off i am a hobby beek. that said, if its a package on foundation you should wait until 7 or 8 frames are fully drawn and full of bees before you add another deep. I am not a fan...
  11. Re: Any thoughts fume boards and Fishers bee quick

    I agree with D Coates. The fischers has a pleasant scent but the bees don't like it much. Key is to paint the fume board black and use on a sunny day. It is true that if there is brood in the...
  12. Thread: OH BOY

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    Re: OH BOY

    Hi beegum and welcome to beesource. First off don't panic, there's time for that later. Give the supplier a call and let them know where you are and that a later ship date would be better. Most...
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    Re: New Member from Lakewood, Ohio

    Well Tim, only the last four years. I have been 50/50 with overwintering. I have a neighbor down the street that has been at it as long as I can remember and another neighbor that started two years...
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    Re: New Member from Lakewood, Ohio

    Hi Tim, Welcome to bee source. I am in Cleveland Heights. (you know, the beekeeping mecca of north east ohio... Ha Ha) best of luck to you. I think that there is a regular meeting of the N.E. ohio...
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    Re: Organic Varroa Mite Treatment

    look into oa vaporization. very effective for me. easy on the bees .... very bad for the mites. maybe SNL could respond
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    Re: birds and the bees

    for me its the blue jays in the spring. they sit in front of the hive and pick off the bees as they are walking on the front of the hive. usually lasts about a week.
  17. Thread: Paint Sprayer

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    Re: Paint Sprayer

    I should have been more clear. One coat oil primer and two coats latex finish. One minute per coat. And as i said no spray equipment to clean.
  18. Thread: Paint Sprayer

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    Re: Paint Sprayer

    just a hobby beek, but i use a 6" x 1" roller. takes about 3 minutes per box and I don't have to clean up the spray equipment
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    Re: Who makes the best vented bee jacket

    thumbs up for the bee kool suit from blue sky bee supply. its been great for the year i have been using it,
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    Re: Questions re: dwindling hive

    mite count asap. Sticky board, sugar roll or alcohol wash. I am a hobby beek. I had two package hives and a third from a swarm last year. I figured I am in the burbs, how could I have mites. well...
  21. Re: Will bees beard heavily around an entrance to prevent robbing?

    Figured out something this year. The humidity seems to be a factor with increased bearding. we have had days in the mid 70's with high humidity and a lot of the girls have been out for a smoke break....
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    Re: How Long Can I store my Supers

    Contractor trash bags work great for storage of full supers. I put the supers in the bag (one per bag) and tape shut. I usually keep them in the basement until ready to extract. Last year I pulled...
  23. Thread: Bees by the Pool

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    Re: Bees by the Pool

    P.H. in the pool is off. If the P.H. is correct the bees will not like the water. This also means the cleanliness of the pool is in question. A heavy load of bathers taxes the chemicals in the pool...
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    Re: Adding bees to weak hive

    I have done it by adding a frame of brood with nurse bees (make sure the queen is not on the frame) the nurse bees are not seen as a threat and just go about their business.
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    Re: can I visit your beekeeping?

    Google beekeeping at the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. Its well worth the visit. Happy travels !
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