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    Re: A few questions about OAV

    OAV is a treatment, so no you are NOT TF if you use it. It is recognized as an organic treatment. No, you don't use OAV with the supers on.....and yes, the bees remove the reformed OA crystals...
  2. Study says OAV better than OA Dribbling or Spraying

    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00218839.2015.1106777

    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2015.1106777
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    Re: swarm commander vs ultra breeze bee suit

    Now, that's suit for which I'd like to see a pic! :lookout:
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    Re: swarm commander vs ultra breeze bee suit

    I "hear" you Scott, but it still rides up no matter. The fencing strap was just a thought/suggestion that no one else selling jackets offers .... could set you apart...
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    Re: sqkcrk goes south for Winter 2015-16

    Good call! Many fields here are underwater or are extremely soggy.
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    Re: swarm commander vs ultra breeze bee suit

    Neat jacket........... one suggestion. A "fencing strap" so that when you bend over, the jacket does not ride up in the back....
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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    It's always sad when when one of our members passes. Walt was, as others have stated, "an original thinker" that changed the ways that many manage their hives. Walt, we thank-you. Condolences to...
  8. Thread: High mite count

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    Re: High mite count

    Most who don't treat or don't treat effectively (at the right time, with the proper medications) will lose hives....
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    Re: Shipping queen cells? How long will they survive?

    I know a commercial operation that orders them because they can obtain them early. The success rate, while good, is less than non-shipped cels.
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    Re: Head-scratching trying to be TF

    On treating.....

    "True, but does that mean they treated properly, at the proper time, with a treatment that works, and their colonies died from varroa? Or they treated when it was already too...
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    Re: Comparing sugar cakes to "loose" sugar feeding

    Over and over and over! :)
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Sunny, 73....... absolutely gorgeous!
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    Re: OAV and Feeding SUB

    Just research a lot. The hive is closed after OAV for ten minutes to seal in the vapors, 15 minutes is fine.....
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    Re: Comparing sugar cakes to "loose" sugar feeding

    True, but if you moisten the sugar with a spray bottle as you are putting it in, it's fine...........
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    Cool Pollination Video ...

    Turn your sound up......

    https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/xHkq1edcbk4?rel=0
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    Re: OAV and Feeding SUB

    No problem....."OAV'ing" before or after.......
  17. Thread: SHB OAV theory

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    Re: SHB OAV theory

    I've used OAV extensively and have not seen any effect of it on SHB. Is it possible that they dislike the "fumes" and left the warmth of the cluster and perished in the cold? Well, maybe.
  18. Re: Business Auto Deduction Mileage or Actual Expenses?

    Very true, but without them the IRS can disallow the expenses as you are REQUIRED to have evidence (log). Demonstrating job receipts and income may or may not be evidence of business use of a truck....
  19. Re: Business Auto Deduction Mileage or Actual Expenses?

    As you've said before....
    Isn't everything suspect with the IRS? Just be honest in your business and take reasonable steps to document it. Like everything else in life, you have to weigh all the...
  20. Re: Business Auto Deduction Mileage or Actual Expenses?

    Ian, in the US, there are two ways of claiming deductions for the business use of vehicles . Actual expenditures OR business mileage. If you use business mileage, you can deduct I believe it's 57.5...
  21. Re: Business Auto Deduction Mileage or Actual Expenses?

    You should. I've seen the IRS deny expenses to tow truck operators because they did not keep a log. They said the tow truck could have been used for personal reasons.
    The IRS has to prove income...
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    True, but only if you document the discussion!
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    Re: Painting Inner Cover

    Don't paint box edges with paint, use glue. It protects great and does not stick.
  24. Thread: OAV treatment

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    Re: OAV treatment

    It's one gram per brood chamber, no matter the size (8 frame, 10 frame, deep or medium). If it's a nuc, 1/2 gram.....
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    Re: Controlling Small Hive Beetles

    But won't you get tons of "crazy" comb built up in that empty super?
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