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    Re: OAV and screened BB and effect on queens

    I have a SBB and I always have a sticky board inserted. When I use OAV I just slide the vaporizer through the landing board so it sits on top the screen, I stuff the bottom opening with a wet...
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    Re: Robbing? Orientation?

    I don't see any fighting at all. Could be just congestion or a small group orienting!
  3. Re: Best time for Fall OAV 1 time cleanup treatment?

    I was told anytime after Thanksgiving when the temperature is at least 40 degrees. The idea is to get them when they are broodless.
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    Re: They lit me up!

    My hives come pouring out AFTER the OAV treatment when I take off the towel and draw out the wand. That didn't happen last year the end of November for sure! It surprised me. Next time I treat,...
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    Re: Is this bee robbing?

    I have bees fighting off and on on the deck this time of year...they are usually intruders who don't pass the "smell" test! :)
  6. Thread: Mite away

    by iluvicecream
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    Re: Mite away

    This may sound like a lazy "con", but for me it's a 2 person job to get the top deep off in order to place the pads on top the frames of the bottom deep. With OAV, it's a one person job...though it...
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    Re: Beehive Robbing

    It doesn't look like there is any "fighting" going on. It looks like orientation flights to me.
  8. White-ish sand like material on sticky board?

    Is this the bees uncapping honey? It is located in lines between the frames. Just wondering. When I pick it up, and rub between fingers, it doesn't seem like wax to me. Could it just be pollen...
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    Re: Interesting techniques from Austria

    Thanks! That was really interesting!
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    Re: Getting a drink

    Nice!! :-)
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    Re: Burr Comb in Nuc

    Hi Learner,
    I hived my nuc today around 11:00 am (picked them up last night in Boulder). I noticed a lot of burr comb also. I got some of it off to be able to fit in the other 5 frames, but I know...
  12. Re: Help Deciding between Warre and Langstroth

    Welcome to Beesource!
    I enjoyed reading your post and chuckled at the last comment! :D I can't give you any concrete advice being just a year into this myself, but I will tell you that I went with...
  13. Re: New beekeeper! Questions about installing my nucs

    For feeding, you can also get a large jar (like a big pickle jar), poke small holes in the screw on lid around where it will sit over the inner cover hole inverted and feed like that with an empty...
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    Re: brood box's

    I assume you've been feeding 1:1 syrup to drawn out the comb on the deep? If so, I would add the second box with foundation (assuming you have no drawn foundation) and continue feeding syrup until...
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    Re: honey instead of eggs....

    Bees place honey in the outer part of the frame, then pollen beneath that in a sort of arc (think rainbow). The eggs/larva/capped brood is usually under that! There probably are eggs beneath where...
  16. Re: When to add a super...mid April or a better gauge?

    Thanks for all the thoughtful responses! I'll do a good inspection after this coming weekend (and after the cold snap coming) to see what's up with the space!
  17. When to add a super...mid April or a better gauge?

    Overwintered our first hive okay, added some pollen patties through March. The hive has been bringing in pollen for almost 6 weeks now and the dandelions have been out for at least 3 weeks. Our...
  18. Thread: Weed ID

    by iluvicecream
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    Re: Weed ID

    hahahaha! Love this!
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    Re: Feeder question for newbee.

    I would imagine that bees might drown. Why not get a pickle jar, poke 10-15 small holes in the lid (a bit bigger than pin hole but smaller than a nail) and invert it over the oval opening on your...
  20. Re: Denver, CO - light yellow pollen, mid-March

    My bees have been bringing it in for days NON STOP!
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    Re: Spring feeding - for how long?

    Hi Colobee,
    I see my hive bringing in tons of pollen (at least it LOOKS like pollen). Would placing a pollen patty on the top be redundant now? They had a candy board picked clean by 2/22 and I...
  22. Re: How many of you started with just one hive?

    My daughter and I started with one because she did all the research (not enough!) and I probably wouldn't have signed off on two any way! I plan to get another package or nuc next spring. ...
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    Re: Yet another OAV Question!

    Thanks for all the comments! I think I'll slide it in the front door and block all the entrances including the slot where the sticky board goes in. Good idea about putting some tin foil on top of...
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    Yet another OAV Question!

    Can you slide the vaporizer under the screened bottom board (with out the sticky board in), seal that up and the front entrance and start vaporizing? I was thinking that there would be less heat...
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    Re: How did you get into beekeeping?

    Our daughter came home from a semester in the Czech Republic where she did some volunteer work with a community center that kept bees. She also saw "The Silence of the Bees" and that was it! She...
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