I use a bucket warmer
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I use a bucket warmer
I use migratory covers and I always put a 2" styrofoam piece on top. I cut it to extend over the sides, front an back. Don't have any water issues.
I've often taken a 5 frame nuc through the winter. But I prefer 2 stacked for the winter. Improved my survival rates.
Not only are they slow, they ship to the wrong address and refuse to replace the product. No longer a customer.
I use it 100%, just put it in a sprayer and spray the top bars. I don't have problems with the smell hanging on.
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I use it and have had no problems with that.
Actually I wrote him before I ever contributed and got a reply. He even checked some dysentery for nosema at no charge for me.
If I were large enough to justify the cost I'd buy one of the air powered vaporizers that can do a hive in a few seconds. Much less labor intensive and faster.
I seldom disagree with Randy, but I do about OAV. I have done it for 6 years now with no mask and never had a problem. I'm in the middle of my treatment right now having done 2 of my 4 treatments. If...
That is bottled by the case. My retailer sells for $12.00/lb so we both do well.
I've held steady @ $10/lb for the last 3 years [retail] and $6/lb wholesale. sell out every year.
I've used OA vapor for several years now and have NEVER seen brood harmed. I believe the above is in reverence to dribble method. Never knew a beekeeper to violate EPA rules
two years ago my bees were working it but never before or after. Not this year for sure. Goldenrod has them very busy.
NO smell in my yards although I see bees on the goldenrod. All my yards have purple looestrief blooming and the bees are pretty loyal to it right now. Tall goldenrod just about to bloom.
Watch to make sure the virgin gets mated. Haven't had much luck with that this time of year.
My Hives have begun evicting and corralling the drones.
Way too late for that in this climate. Wait until spring... my bees are corralling and dragging out drones right now.
Well,this study "speculates" and uses "acute doses" to determine problems. I don't think spraying a few weeds rises to that level. Also there is stuff on Pub Med all the time that is suspect and...
Kevin has good instructions on assembly on his web site.
I've used a lot of them. They work quite well are well designed and hold up. I have some that I've used 4-5 times outside and most of those for 2-3 months.
Roundup does not harm bees, I use it in front of my hives regularly.