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    Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    Awesome! Glad you liked my design!
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    Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    Here is the type I make now. Big difference is it has 2 trays to hold the oxalic. I figured the heat would dissipate better this way. I use the Autolite #1104's in mine and have it rigged to plug...
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    Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    Here is mine. I machined the tray out of aluminum, stuck a diesel glo-plug in the side and added the metal rod with a chisel handle. Takes about 1 minute to evaporate. I actually made a few more...
  4. Thread: Marking queens

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    Re: Marking queens

    I would mark them. There is always the possibility that the queen would be rejected, but it is not likely.
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    First swarm catch....with video!

    I was mowing my grass when I noticed a swarm flying through my yard close to 4 of my hives. I was able to video the swarm landing on a tree behind my hives and my son helped me video capturing it. ...
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    Re: Carniolan/Italian Hyrbid Help

    More than likely the queen you will be getting is mated. If you are paying in the $20-$30 range it should be mated. If you are paying less than $10 it could be a virgin.

    If you are in fact...
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    Re: What's going on with Hopguard?

    Add me to the list of people that thinks hopguard works. I only had 2 hives at the time, but I started this thread when I used it because I think it was fairly new and wanted to pass on the...
  8. Thread: Snow day!

    by ky_mike
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    Re: Snow day!

    Believe it or not some of my bees were actually out flying around when we made this!
  9. Thread: Snow day!

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    Snow day!

    Kids were out of school today and had a little fun making a snow beekeeper.

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    Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    Your hives inspire me.....so I had to give it a try

    http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u290/mikenwtf/Beekeeping/2012-11-12_18-30-25_658.jpg
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    Re: pollen 11-1-2012

    I'm about 45 minutes South of you and mine are bringing in pollen like crazy. Shot a video of it today..

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    Re: OK, I now officially do not like Hop Guard

    That's good to hear. I've had great success with it and plan on continuing to use it as needed.
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    Re: Hopguard and dead bees

    Same here. I did a lot of reading on Hopguard before I used it and never heard of anything like you describe.
  14. Thread: Wax Moth?????

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    Re: Wax Moth?????

    Same thing happened to me last week. I waited until it was a little warmer and did a frame by frame inspection, but found nothing.
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    Re: Check out my video

    Nice! I love videoing and taking photos of the bees also. Mostly done from my phone as well since I always have it on my side.
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    Langstroth/TBH Combine

    I have a single deep hive that I started as a split a few months ago that needs a boost. A friend of mine has a TBH that is ate up bad with wax moths and small hive beetles and not going to make it...
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    Re: mite number quiz

    You can use it with the supers on.
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    Re: "Fall" Hopguard Treatment

    I forgot to add I saw zero negative affects during use. The bees really didn't seem to mind it at all, the queen kept laying and I didn't notice any lost brood.
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    Re: "Fall" Hopguard Treatment

    I don't know how much help I'll be. Since my initial spring treatment my bees have done great and my mite counts have been very low so I don't think at this point that I will be doing a fall...
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    Re: Nuc with queen cells... Help

    Sounds like you currently don't have a queen and they are building queen cells to replace her.
  21. Thread: Requeening

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    Re: Requeening

    My first attempt I waited 24 hours and they killed the new queen. Second attempt I waited 10 minutes put her in a cage with a candy plug and she lived. If you wait 24-48hrs just make sure you...
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    Re: Hello from O-H-I-O!

    Welcome. I grew up in Bucyrus!
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    Re: Treat or not to treat

    I was in the same dilemma not to long ago and chose to treat. Treating I believe saved my hives and I haven't had to treat since and they are doing very well. I did a 24 hour mite drop count...
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    Re: Bees on the ground ?

    How many?
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    Re: Marked Queen, should I be worried?

    She didn't make it :(

    On todays weekly inspection I couldn't find the queen and there were about a dozen capped queen cells. Oh well....lesson learned
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