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    Re: OA vaporizer to smoker retrofit

    That's why I wear a respirator face mask, 40 bucks from the hardware or safety supply place..
    That way you never need to leave it unattended ine fits nicely under my bees jacket vail.
    Also it's NOT...
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    Re: OA vaporizer to smoker retrofit

    Don't bring me down "Grroosss,"

    Glen
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    Re: OA vaporizer to smoker retrofit

    Thanks Bill.
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    Re: OA vaporizer to smoker retrofit

    Sounds cool. I'm thinking of making something else when I get back from holidays after next week that uses a small 12 volt computer cooling fan to blow the vapor into the hive. May even just put the...
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    Re: OA vaporizer to smoker retrofit

    By the time I pull it from the hive and get the next hive ready to smoke, nozzle read in the hive hive sealed up... its cool enough that when I put the crystals in they are just starting to turn to...
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    Re: OA vaporizer to smoker retrofit

    LOL
    On really cold mornings i have to spray a little bit of ether cold start in the hives to get the bees going:D
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    Re: OA vaporizer to smoker retrofit

    Have not used it enough times yet to see any build up. there is a good layer of black soot still in it from when it was used as just a smoker.
    I burned pine needles AKA pine straw in it before and...
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    Re: OA vaporizer to smoker retrofit

    Thanks!
    Of course you still need to follow the safety rules.... use a respirator to protect you from the fumes...
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    OA vaporizer to smoker retrofit

    I made a OA vaporizer last year using a block of aluminum and two diesel glow plugs. It works good, but won't fit in my five frame hives. so I retrofitted it to a blower/vaporizer , using an older...
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    Re: Best time of day to split a hive?

    Thanks Guys,
    I did it on the weekend, Saturday and took the box with the queen in it to my out yard.
    I put a virgin queen caged with some bees, in box that was left, the next day.


    Glen
  11. Re: day four of queen rearing and just at the eggs stage now what????

    Hi WBVC,
    The cloake board was a full size one placed on my largest hive.

    The bees that I put into the 5 frame box, was a mini split I took from the that bigger hive, it was the mother hive to the...
  12. Re: day four of queen rearing and just at the eggs stage now what????

    Update 3 of the four queen cells have now hatched and are in their roller cages. Not sure if the fourth one will hatch or not? Prob by tomorrow if it hasn't ill get it out of the nuc.
    This is my...
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    Best time of day to split a hive?

    Hi,
    What is the best time of day to split a hive?
    Is it better to do it when the hive has all the field bees in IE: early morning /evening: or when they are out, Midday?

    The half of the hive...
  14. Re: Bees forming wax comb all around caped grafted queen cells???

    Thanks guys!
    They drew comb around and under the QC so I cut off the extra and put on roller cages, moved then to a five frame nuc with three frames of brood and bees a frame of honey and a empty...
  15. Re: Round two queen rearing in the same hive???

    I pulled my foundation-less wax target frame today to try my hand at cell punching and the bees have filled the entire frame with honey.
    The girls are not following my grafting spread sheet yet...
  16. Bees forming wax comb all around caped grafted queen cells???

    The grafts I did last week are now sealed and on day 7 the bees were busy building wax comb all around the caped cells across the bar and down.
    Whats up with that???? They had the queen cells all...
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    Re: The End of F.W.JONES beekeeping supplies...

    The Toronto location was starting to get run down and the stock was not to good last year. I guess the writing was on the wall. I was in the Toronto location this month and will be back there today...
  18. Do grafted cells in a finisher hive induce the urge to swarm?

    I've been thinking about grafted cells above a queen excluder that are in a queen right hive, would they induce the bees to swarm.
    Wouldn't the presence of these cells in the hive make the bees...
  19. Re: Round two queen rearing in the same hive???

    Cool thanks!
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    OK thanks beedeetee!
    I'll see if I can find that post you are referring to. Did a search for the post you were talking about can't find it. can you post a link please?
    I only have two hive, and a...
  21. Re: Round two queen rearing in the same hive???

    For three reasons.
    One: I made enough for myself. Now my buddy wants some.
    Two: when I did the grafts all I had in the hives was plastic foundation kind of hard to cell punch plastic foundation.
    I...
  22. Round two queen rearing in the same hive???

    So yesterday I grafted 5 larva into queen cups, looks like 4 of them have taken.
    I want to cell punch, 5 more larvae in 5 days from now and am hoping I'll be able to use the same hive with Cloake...
  23. Re: day four of queen rearing and just at the eggs stage now what????

    I grafted the frame that was put into the hive yesterday and 4 of the five queen cups with larvae were excepted.
  24. day four of queen rearing and just at the eggs stage now what????

    Hi
    I'm in the process of starting queens for grafting.
    I'm using the Cloake board method.

    On Monday,(it's now Thursday day 4) I put on the cloake board turned the hive base put in the queen...
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    What to do with deadout honey frames?

    So One of my three hives was a dead out.
    There is still a deep 1/2 full of honey and a medium half full of honey frames.
    Some of the frames are damp, I have them drying in the basement and some of...
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