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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer with Temp Controller

    The vaporizer does work well, good job. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Booming to dead in 5 weeks

    This has been my experience as well, I also vaporize the four weeks in August and one more time at Thanksgiving and have had excellent results. The only time I have lost a hive was when I began...
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    Re: bees are dead but long live the mice

    Bleach them, let Don show you how it's done.

    https://youtu.be/400LMufHONY
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    Re: What bee suits you?

    I like my mutt bees, it's anybody's guess what they are, pedigree doesn't concern me.

    http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i384/WWW3156/Bees/DSC_0031.jpg
  5. Thread: Pollen coming in!

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    Re: Pollen coming in!

    Yellow pollen is coming into my hives here in Southern Ohio, it's a wonderful thing to watch.

    Better make sure your hives still have enough stores, this is a time when they can starve out very...
  6. Thread: DUBBLE STACK NUCS

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    Re: DUBBLE STACK NUCS

    I have three nucs coming out of winter and they are set up in triple deeps, each of these hives have four shallow supers that will go on them this year. I know this is an extremely tall stack for nuc...
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    Re: Yellow Snow, warning don't eat.

    I agree, I find it better to let them build up naturally at their own pace unless you know for sure there is a shortage of natural honey and pollen in the hive. Your temperatures are too cold yet for...
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    It looks great, it appears your have found the balance in design that make it work well, congratulations.
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    Re: Honey Frames to Drawn Comb

    You did not mention whether you had an extractor, you really do need one to be able to extract your honey efficiently. I am not sure what you mean by scrapper but I have seen people on YouTube using...
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    Re: They made it, Now it's feeding time

    Don't fret about it your bees will be okay, it might have been preferable to have warmed the supers but the bees will take care of warming them just fine and the snow will melt into water which they...
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    Re: Dead Out Numbers/Winter Losses

    All 10 have come through the winter and are doing well. :)
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    Re: My experience with Bee Thinking

    Very nice looking hives, it is plain to see that Bee Thinking takes pride in their product, I wish you well with your new hives.
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    Re: OAV alum block/ glow plug thickness

    The heilyser JB 200 is 1/2 inch in height, to accomplish this the threads are turned down along with the hex on the plug body, as Frank has stated the plug body and pan are held in place by set...
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    The glow plug itself does not have a cycle time. Nice looking project. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Uncapping knife suggestions

    I have an older knife that is set on the lowest setting and it works great, any hotter and the honey boils and scorches onto the blade.
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    Re: Anyone ever use a 3rd deep brood chamber?

    Walt I have noticed this as well and sometime this month when the weather straightens out I will also be applying your checkerboarding to the two top boxes of each hive to help reduce the swarming...
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    Re: Anyone ever use a 3rd deep brood chamber?

    I did a trial run with one three deep ten frame hive last year and I liked what I seen, bigger population, no swarming, and better harvest, my other nine hives spent last year drawing out and capping...
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    Re: Is this the proper oxalic acid ?

    Just make sure it is Oxalic acid dihydrate, as EastSideBuzz stated it is probably the same.
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    Re: Hello from Dublin, Ireland

    Welcome
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    Re: Any problems with your commercial vaporizor?

    This is true however not everyone out there has the talent to build a vaporizer, whether you purchase one or build one is up to the individual's ability and needs at the time.

    As for the OP's...
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    Re: OA Vaporization during summer

    Hahaha and your a good sport to boot, I bet your as sweet as a banana cream pie :gh:.
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    Re: OA Vaporization during summer

    Just how old are you Charlotte :D; Seriously though when vaporizing OA I use the smoker for more than a wind gauge, a few good puffs directly into the entrance makes vaporizing go much smoother...
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    Re: Methods to Combat Hive Beetles

    Thanks Robert and thank you as well Ruthie, I am definitely going to give the diatomaceous earth a try this year.

    BeeA, I have not tried the lime to know how effective it is in killing beetles,...
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    Re: Not a good week for bees

    This coming Thursday night will be minus 6 F here at my location in Southern Ohio, I hope that will be the turning point with this cold weather. I am sorry to hear about your loss BeeGora, lets hope...
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    Re: Methods to Combat Hive Beetles

    BK,
    Where is the best place to find diatomaceous earth? I am installing West Beetle Traps this year and was thinking of using lime in the pans but this diatomaceous earth sounds intriguing.
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