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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...
  11. Thread: Growing Hops

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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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    Re: Varrox OA Vaporizer results

    Hi guys I would do sugar roll or alcohol washes on your nurse bees, I have just finished treatment, that's 3 times a week apart and a week later I did mite checks on nurse bees on some random hives...
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    oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    Finished treating my 40 hives last week and started to do mite counts this week just to be sure. After 3 treatments of oxalic acid vapour 7 days apart the first four hives picked at random had counts...
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    Re: Bee-pocolypse. Reality or Fiction?

    So we cannot control agriculture and the use of neonics, why not spend your time working to relieve the other stresses that we have more control over
    Johno
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    Re: Property tax agricultural exemption for bees

    I have only the1 acre lot with my house on, so I will get no tax breaks for my 27 hives and 20 nucs. Guess I will have to continue to pay my $200. bucks a year property tax without any respite. Woe...
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    Re: spacer between honey super and brood box?

    There is an interesting article by G W Hayes called Queen excluders or honey excluders? this can be found in the bee source archives and it deals with tests done on excluders under a shim providing...
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    Re: How much nectar can bees gather

    Hi Daniel,
    How did you make a feeder out of a 5 gallon bucket, I am feeding from time to time with a 1 gallon chick water dispenser. Tried a 5 gallon feeder once before but it did not work to...
  23. Thread: Caraway

    by johno
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    Re: Caraway

    The above study is amazing, I have quite a lot of coriander in my veggie garden that re seeds itself every year and flowers profusely. Yet I have yet to see a honey bee settle on the flowers, lots of...
  24. Re: The State of Virginia is now paying for people to take up Beekeeping

    Just how much of other peoples money am I entitled to, to keep bees a hobby or sideline of my choice for personal enjoyment, besides beware of strings attached.
    Johno
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    Re: Texas Chickory / Flase Dandilion

    Hawk weed, has different leaves and generally a branched stem with many flowers. I often see bees taking pollen from them not so sure about nectar
    Johno
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