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  1. Re: Why isnít EVERYBODY treating for mites with Oxalic Acid?

    From Knute:

    The phoretic stage of the mite lifecycle is 5-7 days, so it's possible with a 7 day OA treatment interval that a mite can emerge and make it back into another capped larvae before the...
  2. Why isnít EVERYBODY treating for mites with Oxalic Acid?

    We all have a good guess as to the treatment free folks’ answers to this question, but what about everyone else? For the commercial guys, Oxalic Acid dribble is the way to go since vaporization is...
  3. Re: oxalic acid vapperizing and not sealing the enterence for the proper time doratio

    From OxaVap.com!
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    Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    Robin, 3 treatments 5 days apart is sufficient at this time. Then another right around Thanksgiving (when the hive is basically broodless) will carry you thru winter.......
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    Re: Starting to think beekeepers are cheap. lol

    Hah! You should see the "digs" Mark B. stays in when he's in SC! Now, that's a guy with .......MONEEEEEE!
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    Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    Not all will vaporize in the pan. Impurities in the OA will remain. You should scrape them out with a stick or ??? between uses.
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    Re: Starting to think beekeepers are cheap. lol

    Don't "sugarcoat it," we're cheap...........:)
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    Re: a little tip on sealing ply-wood boxes

    Maybe cheap, but sounds very labor intensive..........
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    Re: Do I understand this correctly ?

    Perhaps "two fingers of gin" in your coffee would help! Naaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! :)
  10. Thread: MAQS/SBB

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    Re: MAQS/SBB

    Yes, but not as effective......
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    Only one type but it has different percentages of purity. You'd like to
    get the highest possible. Something above 95% is good. Available on EBay, Amazon
    and Ace hardware.
  12. Re: oxalic acid vapperizing and not sealing the enterence for the proper time doratio

    Some one in a post that I can't now find, did parallel the batteries in a wagon and it worked just fine. On the ScBB, insert the vaporizer in on one side of the hive and use coroplast on the...
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    Previous post........I use an old radio flyer wagon to carry two car batteries wired in parallel to each other which in turn is wired to a 100 watt solar panel (charge controller) and vaporizer(s)....
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    Re: Shafted on Shipping

    Painted, branded, frames and feeders inserted! Get them by the truckload.
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    Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    Are you advocating that we all not treat?
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    Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    Really? Michael, you need to look a little harder. So is what you're saying is "we should all just stop treating?" Maybe read Randy Oliver's rant....
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    Re: Hello from the South Carolina/Georgia Line

    Welcome to an addicting ....hobby! Dig into the the "Top Bar Hive Forum." Lots of info there............
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    Re: Shafted on Shipping

    When I've needed something small and the frt was outrageous, I CALLED them, they were more than willing to put what I wanted (at that time) in a small envelope and just mail it for a fraction of what...
  19. Re: Varrox and Varrocleaner Oxalic Acid Vaporizers for sale:

    Beekeepers, skim thru BS and see all the folks that are treating for mites using OAV. Don't get left out on this outstanding form of treatment! OAV when used with adequate protection is an excellent...
  20. Re: Who keeps their brood and honey supers separate and why?

    Actually I should have said, who keeps their brood and honey FRAMES separate and why? Can't figure out a way change the title of the thread....
  21. Who keeps their brood and honey supers separate and why?

    Me, they are interchangeable. I have no problem using frames for either. I gotta admit tho, the frames that somehow remained as honey frames .... look prettier :) than those used for both brood and...
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    Re: Mite season is here!

    So what will you use to treat if anything?
  23. Re: When should I take my supers off to prepare for winter?

    Why not extract now and put the wet supers right back on for the GR flow?
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    Re: sealant on stainless steel honey equipment

    Really???
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    Re: Mite season is here!

    What are you going to use to treat?
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