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  1. Re: Mite treatment now; what's best choice for the crazy spring weather?

    temps around 50 are fine for oav. three rounds five to seven days apart are recommended.
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    Re: 2 new hives big differences

    Early april packages are a crap shoot in our area. Below 50 degrees the bees will not take the syrup. As we are to have a bit of a cold spell you might try lauries sugar bricks to get them some...
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    Re: Oxalic acid and resistance

    From Dadant " it is thought that the acid is absorbed by the pads on the mites feet and then enters the blood stream and kills the mites. Also, it seems that the acid burns off parts of the mites...
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    Re: site unavailable = good sometimes

    seems like more steps for the same info Rader, why do it that way?
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    Re: site unavailable = good sometimes

    hi Barry, it was just easy to go to bee source , scroll down and get started. my vote is to bring it back.
  6. Re: Just finished two cedar hives with windows for a customer

    they are gorgeous, great job, and thats coming from a finish carpenter :applause:
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    Re: Wax Moth Larvae Guts

    I agree with jbeshearse :banana:
  8. Thread: Oxalic Acid

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    Re: Oxalic Acid

    Got mine at the local hardware store also. Might be labeled wood bleach and is manufactured by Savogran
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    Re: Well, we lost the fight

    Just a suggestion rd35, if you are installing packages in the spring either treat the package when you get it or a couple of days after you hive it. (oav that is)
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    Re: 2:1 Sugar syrup - bees not taking a drop

    As billboard said try a little hbh. My bees love it. If I leave the kitchen window open after I add the hbh they are right there trying to get to the syrup.
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    Re: Varroa shouldn't develop resistance to OA?

    I am sure the bees will figure out a way to survive.. and as George Carlin said " the Earths going know where...... We are......"
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    Re: Heating Honey in 5-Gal Bucket for Bottling

    check out "the power blanket lite" It has worked great for me. It's available from ......... wait for it .........Amazon
  13. Re: What is this thing that keeps stealing my bees?

    Hi kls 1891, I am in cleveland heights (two hives ) I have had them here this late summer also. I have found that when I am around, the back side of a transfer shovel dispatches them well. As far...
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    Re: brushy mountain oxlaic acid vaporizer?

    check out oxavap.com I purchased one and it is very good quality at a fair price. every once in a while he will run a special for beesource members
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    Re: Top feeder and inner cover

    Hi John, i don't know which feeder you are using but if I am using any type of hive top feeder I usually put the feeder on (if using an inner cover there would be no screen) then depending on type of...
  16. Thread: Shb

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    Re: Shb

    hi aboothroyd, I have had packages that had beetles. I just used a trap to monitor the level. every time I caught a few and never had any real problems. I use the type of trap that hangs between...
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    Re: OAV vs Dribble? Whats your choice?

    Thank you your service Ten bears, it is much appreciated.:applause:
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    yep, a stand alone car jump starter works great for me.
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    Re: Help! Need idea to save these bees.

    a new water source would help for sure. The bees are not attracted to chlorine. They are attracted to the water in the pool that is not correctly chemically balanced. (ph is off ) probably not...
  20. Re: Getting a hive out of concrete stairs is a pain in the butt!

    Great job. Sleep well tonight! :applause::thumbsup:
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    Re: Happy 4th of July!

    Very nice! :applause:
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    Re: Suggestions on how to check bottom brood box

    short, sweet and accurate. Good response Dave A.:applause:
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    Re: Will the Queen go back down?

    hi melissaam,
    first off i am a hobby beek. that said, if its a package on foundation you should wait until 7 or 8 frames are fully drawn and full of bees before you add another deep. I am not a fan...
  24. Re: Any thoughts fume boards and Fishers bee quick

    I agree with D Coates. The fischers has a pleasant scent but the bees don't like it much. Key is to paint the fume board black and use on a sunny day. It is true that if there is brood in the...
  25. Thread: OH BOY

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    Re: OH BOY

    Hi beegum and welcome to beesource. First off don't panic, there's time for that later. Give the supplier a call and let them know where you are and that a later ship date would be better. Most...
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