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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporising Bulk Hives

    Thanks, I googled cupric oxalate & doesn't look like it's a major problem in tiny amounts.

    However, I have been considering changing the copper pipe for a stainless one, I would have to get an...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporising Bulk Hives

    What are those toxic chemicals Bernhard?
  3. Re: Did feeding/cost of feeding discourage you?

    LOL. :)

    When a particular design is outnumbered by a different design more than a thousand to one despite years of heavy promotion by a small but fanatical band of followers, an investigative...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporising Bulk Hives

    Yes run of the mill heat gun but has a digital screen on the back to read the temperature which is adjustable.
  5. Re: Top Box almost full - should I move a comb or two to the bottom box?

    Nice work! :)

    Don't know what sort of nectar is available where you are but to get through winter they will need enough food stores. It's getting late in the season and if they don't have time to...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporising Bulk Hives

    Sorry, no. A few guys have been in touch about this and said they will check out but nobody has actually got back and told me if they found them for sale.

    I would suggest emailing the address at...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporising Bulk Hives

    Yes that is a very good point and it is actually very hard to tell.

    I know a decent amount of the OA is properly vaporised because at random times I'll point it at a box and it will immediately...
  8. Re: Best start time for an OA vaporization series?

    What a great thread!

    Nice to see a thread where a guy is given his answer clearly, there is no bickering, and the advice is spot on. :)
  9. Re: Hives bought at auction. How should I store them until spring?

    To me it's the frames that did not have brood are a problem, there is no way to tell if the hive had AFB or not.

    Anyhow, a chat with the previous owner will hopefully clear it up.
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    An oxymoron indeed, nailed in just a few well chosen words.
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    That's OK for a business with plenty of "fat" built into their profit margin. They can afford to do the extra, plus the good profits they make off each customer are an incentive to invest in them.
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  12. Re: Michigan Loses Right to Farm Farewell to Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers

    Same mentality happened in the town I was raised in. The rubbish dump was out of town, in those days it was pretty much an open pit, and smelled pretty bad, we did not understand environmental issues...
  13. Thread: Lazy bees

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    Re: Lazy bees

    Likely cos they got no nectar coming in.
  14. Re: Gear for melting out honey directly from frames

    Oh good, all safe then.

    Mike can set up a wax melting bath inside his deep freeze and heat it to over 200 F, no worries.

    EDIT- Thought I better add that was a joke, just incase someone thought...
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    yes
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    Re: Now I'm totally at odds with myself

    Hmm well I wish I could say what it was but I can't.

    On the face of it, although there are some AFB'ish looking cells, I don't think the hive died of AFB because there are not enough numbers of...
  17. Re: Nice video of a commercial extracting operation

    You have a stronger hand than I.
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    Re: Fogging in Russia

    Gotta love the part at 2.50 where he tests it by blowing it all over his hand. :D
  19. Re: Thesis documents broad scale adoption of VSH lineage by queen breeders

    I believe your bees have been interbreeding with the drones from your commercial queen breeder neighbour?
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    Re: Split gone wrong?

    If the queen is in the donor hive, most of the bees you moved to the split will return to the original hive.

    I'm guessing the idea is you want the split to make a new queen? If so, they will be...
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    Re: Blue Sky Bee Supply

    I'll post when it arrives.
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    Won't argue with that. I don't work very hard these days, what's your excuse? :)
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    Technical threads? My little quip was related to the amount of time, energy, and hot air, devoted to husbandry threads. If there was an effort / reward ratio the progress would be interesting. :D
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    Re: Starter Hive Question

    It's all in working quickly ;).

    Set things up so you can grab & shake all the frames you need to shake, in just a few seconds. Don't panic just have it organised and work smooth, pull the 3 or...
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