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    Re: Slovenian AZ Beehive

    Ziva,
    Can you tell us more about how these 3 hives have done for you? What management they require? Or any other details about their use?
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    Varroa Xtractor?

    Has anyone tried these frames? Other than the negative of cutting into your boxes I am curious of the actual functionality.

    http://www.varroax.com/
  3. Thread: Dandelions

    by Fishman43
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    Re: Dandelions

    I was just looking up our GDD yesterday. In my area we are about 36 days behind last year and 62 days behind 2013.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Tablets

    The UK/EU companies seem to be using the tablets in the vaporizers already, so there must not be much issue with a lubricant. I briefly debated buying a DIY pill pounder, but after watching a...
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    Oxalic Acid Tablets

    I am looking at buying/trying oxalic acid in "tablet" form and would like feedback from anyone who has ordered and had good success with a company. A quick Google search for "oxalic acid tablet"...
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    Re: Weatherproof / Writable Hive Tags

    Duct tape, pick your color
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    Re: New Hampshire is warming up!

    Until the snow turns yellow from cleansing flights, it isn't warm enough
    😃

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?308145-Digging-out-for-cleansing-flights&highlight=Fishman43
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    Re: New Hampshire is warming up!

    Welcome to BS. I don't know what part of NH your in, but it isn't warming up much in my area!
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    Was that the temp after vaporization was done? I was under the impression that oxalic vaporized at ~312F
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    How did your test run go?
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    Looks nice. What glow plugs did you use?
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    Re: Digging out for cleansing flights

    Snow "breathes" pretty well, and the heat from the hives had melted an inch or more around the outside edges so no issues.
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    Digging out for cleansing flights

    With the first days over freezing in a long time finally coming I decided it was time to check on some of my hives further from home. This is what I found at the first stop.
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  14. Re: Stalled, or other issue and how to fix it?

    Well I am somewhat surprised to see it, but the ferment is pretty much done. I racked it out of the bucket and into a jug to let it clarify some more before bottling.

    Some of this batch is...
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    Re: TRUCKS post a picture of your rig!

    Those bees will be well smoked by the time you get to your destination. Got to love the old 49cc two strokes
  16. Re: Stalled, or other issue and how to fix it?

    Thanks TenBears,

    My hydrometer broke at the stem/bulb joint as I was taking it out of the tube the day I was starting so I don't know the exact SG reading and was going off of estimated quantities...
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    Re: Wood Pellets for smoker fuel?

    Corn cob smoke has been shown to be toxic to bees (in a limited research study). I would be cautious burning other corn products as well.
  18. Stalled, or other issue and how to fix it?

    I pitched my first 1 gallon batch on Saturday that should be set to finish dry around 12-13%
    I used 1 1/2 teaspoons of nutrient
    Red Star Pasteur Champaign yeast

    The ferment started out great...
  19. Re: Sensors inside and the Bee hive. The tech behind the buzz.

    Sounds neat and way over my head. There are several companies trying to make a commercial go of this same idea. Arnia in the EU and another here in the US that monitors give sound... All very cool,...
  20. Re: Question about buying "RAW" Honey and "Real Bee Pollen" ..

    Although not a true indication in its own right, I have some hold back 2012 honey that is just now starting to crystalize. Never heated, and only screened through a stainless steel "pasta sieve".
  21. Thread: Heat Gun

    by Fishman43
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    Re: Heat Gun

    Check it out on YouTube, lots of videos. FWIW, it didn't work well for me.
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    Re: Hello from snowy NH

    My wife is at UNH, we live in Durham
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    Re: Pseudo Name on Bee Source

    I like fish, fishing, fish tanks, etc
    I am a man
    Always liked #43, call it lucky, call it superstitious, it just seems to be a good number for me
  24. Re: You Know Its Time To Buy a Hivetool Holder...

    I don't know, it looks like propolis might be helping to hold your wallet together... :thumbsup:
  25. Thread: Vinegar

    by Fishman43
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    Re: Vinegar

    Beemandan - When you do your initial mead fermentation with the Champaign yeast do you add any acid, yeast nutrient, tannins, or use campden tablets in the brewing process? Or is it just the must and...
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