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  1. Thread: Oxalic Acid

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    Re: Oxalic Acid

    You can buy the vaporizers at Oxavap.com. The OA is available on Ebay, Amazon, and Ace Hardware (where it known as wood bleach) ......they are just a couple............
  2. Re: What's the best way to get bees out of supers for extracting?

    It's taking me a while......... using tweezers!
  3. Thread: 40 mites

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    Re: 40 mites

    I'd treat. I like to keep my hives alive and thriving especially now heading towards winter. Search BS regarding OAV for a possible treatment method.
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    Re: using a Oxalic Acid Vaporizer for prevention

    Vaporizing with proper protection is not dangerous. Just exercise caution.
  5. Re: Varrox and Varrocleaner Oxalic Acid Vaporizers for sale:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/images/icons/icon1.png Why isn’t EVERYBODY treating for mites with Oxalic Acid?
    We all have a good guess as to the treatment free folks’ answers to this question, but...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Treatment

    Yes, either the Varrocleaner or Varrox Vaporizer from OxaVap.com
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    Re: using a Oxalic Acid Vaporizer for prevention

    Would not use ANYTHING for prevention. I just treat when treating is needed. But to answer your question, no it would not hurt.
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    Re: Varroa Mite Treatment

    Can't help you with formic. But you can find OA on Ebay, at Ace Hardware (where it is known as wood bleach) and Amazon........I'm sure you can find it other places with just a google...
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    Re: VSH behavior against small hive beatle?

    Hey, I caught you on YouTube! Does that count as TV?????
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporising Bulk Hives

    OA won't turn into formic outside of lab conditions........no worry there. Once it's vaporized, it's vaporized..........
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    Re: VSH behavior against small hive beatle?

    Two for one? I'm IN! :) Hey my S&H to you was free!

    Seriously Lauri, I've seen bees corralling SHB and entrapping them, but I've never heard of a hive where the SHB have actually left (or were...
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    Re: VSH behavior against small hive beatle?

    No Lauri, I have not heard of this.......... But should you wish to send me one of your queens to verify, I'll be glad to do so! OR I can send you some SHB for you to test (grins)

    Larry
  13. Thread: Money Crop

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    Re: Money Crop

    Finding out something you love doing, then figuring out a way to make money doing it!
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    Re: Varroa Mite Control Methods

    Interesting. I've kept track of brood while using OAV and never in the areas of brood frames that I have marked for observation to determine brood loss, have I seen ... brood loss I believe Michael...
  15. Thread: Requeen?

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    Re: Requeen?

    Have you checked the older hive for mites?
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    Re: How to clean scum off top of settled honey?

    OR just put it outside for the bees to clean up..
  17. Thread: Paramoth

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    Re: Paramoth

    Again, search BT, buy and apply. I use it and spray my combs with it as soon as they come out of the extractor. No wax moths......ever! You do need to make sure that critters can't get inside once...
  18. Thread: Paramoth

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    Re: Paramoth

    Search BS for "BT". No need for paramoth. No smell so you can store them in your basement.
  19. Thread: Nitril gloves

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    Re: Nitril gloves

    Not Charlie, but a quick google search shows Thicksters at Amazon and lots of other suppliers............
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    Re: Best start time for an OA vaporization series?

    All gave great responses as to the best times to treat.
    1. When the hive is broodless as the OA kills greater than 96% of the phoretic mites. (usually around Thanksiving as mentioned)
    2. Now (After...
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    Re: How to clean scum off top of settled honey?

    Works like a lucky charm!
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    Queen right hive and laying workers.

    I've read that there are always a small percentage of laying workers even in a queen right hive. Does anyone know if those laying workers are in fact making some of the drones in the hive??
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    Re: Anyone else keepng a log book?

    Lost w/o them....... literally... I keep track of my hives with a combination of markers on the hives and my notebook. Most of what I post there is what I've done and what needs to be done.........
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    Re: oxalic axid measurement

    That's all I do! It's not rocket science......
  25. Re: first year bee keep should i bee treating them with anything for winter?

    I'm sorry, but that's just incorrect. They could be loaded with mites and getting ready to crash. You need to TEST FOR MITES. There is just no getting around it in this day & age.
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