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    Re: Questions about OAV procedure

    The cookie sheet will dissipate the heat. Perhaps use a piece of flashing or very heavy duty aluminum foil if you are covering screened bottom boards. Also, spread the OA evenly out on the pan, don't...
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    Re: Is OAV changing the way we count mites?

    Randy is not counting the total number of bees either, he's counting the mites in his sample which is what I did. After counting the number of mites in my sample and getting a % then doing OAV, I'm...
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    Re: Versatex for hive components

    Man oh man, is it getting "deep" in here! :lookout:
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    Re: Is OAV changing the way we count mites?

    I agree with Randy that the alcohol wash is the most accurate, but even that does not accurately predict the vast number of mites that drop after OAV.

    I don't count the number of bees in the...
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    Re: Does anyone use apistan?

    If I were going to treat with OAV, I'd pull the apistan now. The reason I would do it is because I don't know the interaction of the OAV treatments with the Apistan..........
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    Re: Is OAV changing the way we count mites?

    No, my assertion is that I have found NONE of the standard tests we do today accurately depict the number of mites in the hive. After each test (and I've done the sugar, ether and alcohol wash) that...
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    Re: Best weather to vaporize the bees

    White powdery substance.... Maybe they think it's crack?
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    Is OAV changing the way we count mites?

    OAV is changing what I previously perceived as reliable mite counts . Since I've started with OAV my mite counts after usage have always exceeded by a large margin what I expected to find after a...
  9. Thread: Huge mite drop

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    Re: Huge mite drop

    OAV is changing what I previously perceived as reliable mite counts. Since I've started with OAV my mite counts after usage have always exceeded by a large margin what I expected to find after a...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer - Part II

    They do work great, but I've found that they are only good for treating about +- 9 hives before they are discharged........
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    Re: It finally happened... varroa..

    Both treatments are very effective........use the one that you can apply quickly.....
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    Re: It finally happened... varroa..

    PMS or Parasitic Mite Syndrome is a condition that causes a honey beecolony to deteriorate and eventually dwindle away and die.
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    Re: Different Oxalic Acid Vaporizers

    The Varrocleaner on OxaVap.com is also a 150 watt, 12 volt unit....
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    Re: Different Oxalic Acid Vaporizers

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    Re: Bottom Board 3/4" or 3/8"?

    The re-designed Varrocleaner at OxaVap.com is less than 3/8" and will fit...........
  18. Thread: Please Stop...

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    Re: Please Stop...

    Yup, you're a snob, a nice snob, but still a snob............ :applause:
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    Fondant

    I've just come across some reasonably priced fondant. I've never used fondant before and was wondering how the bees utilize it and the best time to place it in the hive. Is it an emergency winter...
  20. Thread: TF until today

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    Re: TF until today

    If you are "on the fence" about OAV read post 104 by Eyeshooter.
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    Re: It finally happened... varroa..

    Consider treating with Oxalic Acid. Does not harm the brood, bees or brood! Do a search here on BeeSource regarding OA. You'll be pleasantly surprised by what many forum members are saying about it...
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    Re: Dry sugar on wintering inner cover?

    I have at times just placed 5 lb bags of sugar (that were stored in my garage and got hard as rocks) directly on the top bars. The bees ate thru the paper to the sugar.
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    Re: Dry sugar on wintering inner cover?

    I spray the sugar once I layer it on the paper. The paper will draw the water to it....... To each his own....
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    Re: OAV crack pipe method

    Go to OxaVap.com to get more info, see one in action and purchase!
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer Results - Users post here!

    Michael, a growing number of TF folks that had tried very hard to remain so, have given up after losing their bees and opted for OAV. There is even a thread on BS that shows their frustration. They...
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