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    Re: Increasing cell size

    Ja well no fine, I thought that might ring a bell. I am from the South Coast 80 klics south of Durban, left in a 30ft sailboat in 1990 got lost and bumped into the USA got residency then became a US...
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    Re: Increasing cell size

    Ja well no fine, I would introduce the queen into a small Nuc, 1 frame of honey and pollen 3 frames of young brood and nurse bees and 1 frame of foundation they can draw out. One of the frames...
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    Re: Long term pollination for remote areas

    I came to the Northern Neck of Virginia about 12 years ago, Planted fruit trees and grew vegetables and kept a lookout for honey bees. There were no honey bees to be seen, plenty of brombus and...
  4. Re: Electrical help: Using car battery charger as power supply for OAV.

    Some of the automatic batt chargers have a slide switch marked "start" to help with cranking the engine with a bad batt. For a dead battery if you switch to start for about 5 minutes then switch to...
  5. Thread: My OA smoker

    by johno
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    Re: My verroa smoker

    Buzz can you please clarify the copper part of the vapourizer. It looks like a 3/4 elbow to pipe fitting, is the copper pipe 3/4 or 1/2inch. I would like to try to make one but don't want to reinvent...
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    Re: Open Feeding (Open Feeders) methods

    I am trying open feeding at my home yard at the moment, I have 28hives and had 18 nucs trying to overwinter. there does not seem to be enough coming in from Golden rod and small white aster, some of...
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    Re: 30% overwintering losses...is that accurate?

    I often wonder if the stats are being skewed by many small keepers with one to say four hives, where a single loss will be a 100% loss for a one hive keeper and I know of a 4 hive keeper who lost all...
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    Re: 30% overwintering losses...is that accurate?

    With maybe 6 million hives in the US 10 years ago if we had a loss of 30% per year we would be down to maybe a 1000 hives today and I am sure we have a few more than that. I personally lost 4 hives...
  9. Thread: Hubam Clover

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    Re: Hubam Clover

    Where did you manage to get the Hubam clover seed from, I did a google search but could not find a supplier. I would appreciate some information as I need to plant in the next 2 weeks or so
    Johno
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    Re: Goldenrod vs. Knotweed

    Knot weed is an invasive species so some people complain, well so is the honey bee and also the European race. In times like these with the 3 crop rotation system increasingly taking over pastures...
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    Re: Steps to Legalize Oxalic Acid in US

    That's about it, how are the Employment Prevention Agency going to fill their pockets on the use of oxalic acid
    Johno
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    Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    I had a very good mite fall from 24 hours with the fume board, I think that FA does very well with phoretic mites but I am not so sure of the efficacy of FA on the capped mites. I plan to alter my...
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    Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    I had a very good mite fall from 24 hours with the fume board, I think that FA does very well with phoretic mites but I am not so sure of the efficacy of FA on the capped mites. I plan to alter my...
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    Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    Stephenbird, the pads I used lay on the frames of the top box and left only about 12mm/ 1/2 an inch gap around the top of the box and the temps were in the 27-28degree range. With the fume board the...
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    Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    Wdale,
    I have been using the 50% FA solution at 30mls per 8 frame box for a total of 90 mls per hive originally I left the fume boards on for 24 hours, the last treatment was for 12 hours. I have...
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    Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    Tried 4 five day treatments on 1 of four hives, remember that hive had just been treated with 3 treatments of OAV and had a mite count of 11 mites. well after the next 4 treatments had a mite count...
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    Re: Bees under screened Bottom board - swarm?

    On a few occasions I have followed what looked like a swarm only to find the bees just seem to dissipate put I put this down to the bees following a virgin queen going out on an orientation or mating...
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    Re: Cleaning Leather Gloves

    Put your gloves in the freezer over night, the next morning put them on then just scrape all the muck off with a knife it comes off easily then with your gloves still on pour a little olive oil onto...
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    Re: To screen or not to screen...

    I have also made and used my own SBB's and also had problems with the queen not going down so also keep the sliding board in all the time. The other problem I came across with open SBB's was young...
  20. Thread: Growing Hops

    by johno
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    Re: Growing Hops

    Planted one plant 10 years ago, it now covers about 30 ft on my bee yards north fence and up to about 15 ft on some rope lines I put up for it. Dried some with a dehydrator and have kept it for about...
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    Re: Varroa treatments

    There have been some talk on the forum on the biological control of varoa with stratiolaps or whatever the little bug is called, some folks were trying it over a year ago but I have never seen any...
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    Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    I do not think the mite life cycle matters, it is the bees brood cycle that counts. As the OAV only gets the phoretic mites, all the mites in the capped brood are safe, so the 7 day or 5 day cycle is...
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    Re: Varrox OA Vaporizer results

    Mountain Bee, I knew my bees had mites so I just treated and started doing checks after treatment to make sure that the count would be low. Dale the fume boards work fine but as I have only 2 of...
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    Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    Treatment consisted of two heaped scoops of OA per hive. Hives were one deep and two mediums or three mediums bottoms closed off and closed off after inserting the vapouriser , three minutes to...
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    Re: Varrox OA Vaporizer results

    Dale I have done 3 treatments with OA vapour then a sugar roll mite count expecting the counts to be low, but they were not so have started treating with FA 50% at about 5 mils per frame onto an...
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