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    Re: Oxalic acid controlled?

    One more link to the approval of OA was the thousands of dollars Brushy Mountain Beekeeping spent to get it approved.
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    Re: Emergency! Possible pesticide contamination

    Call the state bee inspector for your area, maybe Don Hopkins. The bee inspectors are very helpful and are there to help and advise.
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    Re: Transporting a Hot Smoker

    Metal army surplus ammo box, lid seals air tight.
    size is approx. 17.5" Length X 5.75 " with.
    (40mm linked)
    I would always put the lid on when I started and would have to pry the side out a bit...
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    Re: cutting grips in boxes

    Can't seem to find it now but, there was a video on beesource that showed a sled and a router to make the hand holds. It was done after the box was assembled and was very quick. I was impressed.
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    Re: Burlap Smoker Fuel Source

    I just buy mine from Kelly beekeeping, its already cut in strips ready to use.

    https://www.kelleybees.com/Shop/7/NewBEE/4473/Burlap-Smoker-Fuel
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    Re: Oxalic acid and resistance

    As stated above it is highly unlikely that the mites would be come resistant to OA, but nature has a way of adapting.
    This was also mentioned at the last North Carolina State Beekeepers meeting.
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    Re: Another dumb question

    Not a dumb question, glad you asked it.
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    Re: Nosema? Gonna order some fumagillin, I think

    I had a problem with Nosema a few years back and purchased Fumagillin but it was spring and the bees could care less about the syrup with Fumagillin.
    It did clear up by itself but I wish I had...
  9. Thread: Food grade buckets

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    Re: Food grade buckets

    Here in North Carolina we have the Food Lion grocery chain and their bakery will give away the icing buckets. I do not feed the icing but it is messy to clean out. It helps to have an outside hot...
  10. Thread: Oil trays

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    Re: Oil trays

    IF you leave them in and not clean them off, like I have seen new beekeepers do, a layer of cappings new wax and crap builds up.
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    Re: Oil trays

    I found that it is not good to leave a board in below the screen that the bees cannot get to. Wax moths really like it and the bees can't touch them.
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    Re: Oil trays

    Thanks for the heads up on the cinder blocks. I may put a little cement in the holes.
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    Re: Oil trays

    I have my hives on cinder blocks ,hole sides facing up and about 13 inches apart. I cut pieces of blue Styrofoam insulation board and wedged them between the bottom board and the ground both front...
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    Re: Stainless Honey Tanks on Ebay

    I purchased a 12 gallon tank with a honey gate from propolisis last year for around $80, but have not used it yet.
    It seems like a sturdy tank.
    There is a sticker on the tank that has the name...
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    Re: Painting hive bodies

    I use two saw horses with two 2X4's . I sit on a bucket and brush it on, does not take long. I also paint the mating surfaces with one light coat.
    But thanks for posting the video.
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    Re: Tried some Ultra Bee dry pollen today.

    A fellow beekeeper calls putting out pollen sub his red maple meter, because as soon as the maples begin to bloom the bees stop coming to the pollen sub. There may be hundreds of bees there one day...
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    Re: Question about OA Vaporizer

    Dejashel,
    I have a home made one also made with an 1104 glow plug and my times are about the same as yours and I have noticed the bottom of frames with a 50 cent size scorch mark.
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    Re: Buying an Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

    "Ski, my battery charger has "settings" for 2amps/trickle charge, 10amps for deep cell charging, and 75amps quick start. Would I use the 75amps placement with the OAV?"
    Groundhwg :
    I would guess...
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    Re: Buying an Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

    No I don't know of a vaporizer that plugs directly into 110 but.
    I connect my vaporizer to a 12 volt battery charger that plugs into 110v AC.

    At home I run my extension cord down to the hives...
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    Re: Thinking of starting this year

    When I started I read old beesource posts a few hours a night for months. There are over a hundred pages of threads right now in Beekeeping 101.
    Reading the old posts answered questions that I...
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    Re: Thinking of starting this year

    Welcome to Beesource.
    You can also check in with Bailey Bee supply in Raleigh and Hillsbrough. They had classes that started Feb 1.
    Pay them a visit and you will be able to see the equipment ask...
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    Re: no cook sugar brick is a joke

    I have been using 1.5 oz of water per pound of sugar. I got that from someone on Beesource a few years back and it has been working just fine. It does take a few days to a week for it to harden. I...
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    Re: Robbing with screens- video link

    I think putting a frame around the top outside of the screen helps keep the robbers at the screen at least up to a point.
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    Re: Robbing with screens- video link

    Agree with WWW. But bees home in on smells that are different then their hive. I have used Vicks Vapo Rub to mask the smell. It may be too late but may be worth a try. Just smear a generous...
  25. Thread: More Skunk Truble

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    Re: More Skunk Truble

    Here is a pic of the chicken wire that worked for me.
    It is my understanding that they do not like walking on the chicken wire. So even though I rolled the chicken wire it may work just as well if...
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