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    Re: FGMO fogger for varroa

    I fogged with FGMO and thymol for a season. Never again.
    On my list of mite treatments, that's second from bottom. Pure FGMO is rock bottom.
    Its a waist of time and money.
  2. Re: 30% overwintering losses...is that accurate?

    I can't agree more. When I started beekeeping I lost every hive for two years running (as you know Bernhard). I still hear "that if you loose more than 3 % over winter, you are not a beekeeper." I...
  3. Re: 30% overwintering losses...is that accurate?

    Could it be that I pay an insurance premium per hive, despite having a little insurance of my own in the form of a nuc or two hidden around the apiary.
  4. Re: Getting the thymol out of a honey super

    If you are worried about taste read this
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  5. Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer Results - Users post here!

    I wont open a hive once it's dark, so I can't use quite a few of the other treatment methods if I am late home from work. But I can pop the vaporizer in and treat. Works well for me.
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    Re: Queen raising question

    This year was my 2nd year raising queens, I used a normal hive body split into 4 with divider boards. That gave me a mating nuc with 2 frames. 1 of brood 1 of honey. With just these two frames some...
  7. Re: mixing oxalic acid with water then use in a black flag fogger?

    FGMO and OA were discussed here

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?292244-Another-Propane-Fogger-Oxalic-Acid-Idea
  8. Re: Does anyone have a good frame design?

    I use the frame designed by Roger Delon in my Warre/Delon hives. I use a stainless steel 3mm wire fitted to the top bar. Works well. :thumbsup:

    http://warre.biobees.com/delon.htm
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    Re: Mark's new Honey Label

    Yes I think so too.
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    Re: Mark's new Honey Label

    Both concepts for the old and new label work. The question is obviously which one works better (sells more). Market research will find that out, which is sort of what the original post is trying do....
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    Re: Mark's new Honey Label

    When a product is displayed on a shelf or a table, for sale, it's normally stacked up. That means the label is repeated. It also means you only see a portion of the label or package. This should be...
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    Re: Mark's new Honey Label

    I agree with Barry. At first I thought Rambo had retired and become a beekeeper. :)
    Nothing wrong with putting your name and face on your product, shows your proud of it.
    But that's not how the...
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    Re: mineral oil

    I tried it.
    Plain mineral oil did NOT work for me.
    I tried mixing it with thymol. That really pissed the Bees off big time and did not work well for me.
    Now I use OAV and Formic acid. (The...
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    Maybe a few pictures would help inspire you

    http://www.imker-schwaebisch-gmuend.de/8393.html

    http://www.einfachimkern.de/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=476
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    An empty tea light cup works well as a vaporization tray. Push with your thumb on the underside of the cup to form a small indentation, creating a place for the OA. Punch some small holes in the side...
  16. Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    Sound like perfect conditions for a FA treatment. It is puzzling that you don't seem to get an efficiency in the high 90% range.
  17. Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    For FA to work well you need a temp over 20 deg.C but not above 30 deg.C. At the moment we don't have that and are not likely to get it,so we have been recommended to double up on our pads or...
  18. Thread: Honey Dew

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    Re: Honey Dew

    Yes, it does sound like honeydew from "Oak." It is often and strong flow and usually ends very abruptly. Since you like the taste all is good.
  19. Thread: Honey Dew

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    Re: Honey Dew

    Taste.

    It tastes very different to floral honey, quite an acquired taste. It is usually a dark honey and often is quite runny. The first time I tasted it I thought it was inedible, and the thought...
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    Re: Fogging in Russia

    Thank you Sergey for the summary:). I use google translate on the comments and links. So its nice to read details from the video.
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    Re: Fogging in Russia

    Yes. Not to mention its flammable.(Could be a problem with fogging) Wikipedia says its also used as an Insecticide.
    "Kerosene has been found to be an effective pesticide. It is effective at killing...
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    Fogging in Russia

    Video of a Russian guy treating with a fancy Fogger.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DNPNYz1hn4&list=UUgN5ZwvXFth55vObgbIXGHg

    I don't think I will try this but I do find it interesting. It's the...
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    Re: I had no idea!!!

    20 jars... one guy.:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
  24. Re: Gear for melting out honey directly from frames

    Mike do you have "Honey by the Ton" by Oliver Field from northern bee books. Quite good actually but the last three pages have a description and drawings of a honey and wax melting tray plus a honey...
  25. Re: What's she gathering from my cucumber leaves?

    Why not pollen? That dust on the leaves could be wind blown pollen from another source.
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