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    Re: Varroa mite counts / oxalic acid vapor

    [QUOTE=knute;1142590]Thanks for the responses, but you're preaching to the choir. :-) I'm a fan of OAV, but very interested in actual numbers on mite kill when used while there is capped brood... ...
  2. Re: Varroa treatment for single deeps, nucs and TBH

    I even treat my 5 frame splits without a problem to the bees. I use thymol strips, they from Kanada or US and I cut them in half for a 5 frame box. Normal the trips should be placed on top of the...
  3. Re: Why are beekeepers not all using vaporized oxalic acid to treat varroa mites?

    I think you guys make your own problems with all the back and for, filling up pages after pages. If you get your honey tested from the government and they find OA in you honey, how can they prove...
  4. Re: synthesizing thyme and sugar for controlling varroa mites

    The manufacturer is also selling the elektrik vaporizer JB 200
  5. Re: synthesizing thyme and sugar for controlling varroa mites

    Strange, beekeepers in the US try to find something out that already exist? Since last year I buy from a distributor here a thymol product especially for a mix into the syrup. This powder comes from...
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    Re: Mold inside inner cover and top of frames

    You can staple a half thymol strip to the right and left wall in your hive. The fumes will kill the mold spores and the same time it also kills the mites, even in closed cells. If you put thymol in...
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    Re: Varroa control explanation please

    No, the female mites can live in the hive (on the bees) for several month. As soon as the colony starts breeding, the mites starts breeding too.
    Maximal 2 young mites coming with her mother out of a...
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    Re: OK to treat nuc for varroa?

    I treat all my nucs with thymol strips. One time, a half thymol strip on the bottom of the nucs with an thumbtack so the bees can't remove it. Works great, have never seen any mites in my nucs, the...
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    Re: Possible Mite Control?

    What's happen if I have 2000 of this bugs in my hive and they eat all mites in a few days, do you think they will go outside in the soil to survive and come back to check for more mites? It says,...
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    Re: Why not use Oxalic Acid?

    Duncan Thacker
    You are right, don't use OA in you hives. But you should also know, OA is a natural ingredient in honey. For this reason there in no MRL on OA. If you allergic to OA don't eat your...
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    Re: Another Propane Fogger Oxalic Acid Idea

    snl .... your research say that it kills BOTH trachea and varroa mites. Where did you get this from? There is not even a single vaporizer on the market that kills tracheal mites.
    Evaporated OA is an...
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    Re: Another Propane Fogger Oxalic Acid Idea

    Captahome

    Dribbling and evaporation are two total different ways.

    When you dribble the acid on the bees, they have to clean each other and the acid-sugar solution ends up in there stomach. This...
  13. Re: Hive in trouble.. Oxalic application questions

    Snl your selling vaporizers, I think without knowing anything about OA.
    A beekeeper can treat colonies any time without a problem, OA is a natural ingredient in honey even in untreated colonies....
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    Re: unknown found on bottom board

    White calk brood mummies without spores (first stadium). Gray mummies have already spores and spreading the disease.
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    Re: Canada Border To Remain Closed…Probably.

    That is the worst thing I ever heard in my whole life. This are not the words from a beekeeper, it's from a greedy bee killer.
    We have many bee institutes and people work hard to keep the little...
  16. Thread: lost my queen

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    Re: lost my queen

    1. Bring the whole hive away from the yard ( maybe 50-100 meters ) and let the bees sitting on their frames outside for 10 minutes. This give them enough time to fill up there stomach and then brush...
  17. Thread: Nosema

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    Re: Nosema

    Jim lyon I use Thymol as an Nosema treatment for many years. You can see on the attached pages, the result is much better as any antibiotic like Fumidil-B or Fumigillian. Whenever I feed my bees, I...
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    Re: frames molded, nectar fermented

    Fermented honey will kill the bees. Extract the honey, spray the combs with water and put one frame beside the hive. If bees go on the frame for the leftovers than its clean enough to put them back....
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    Re: oil of wintergreen

    I use natural Thymol in strips as a mite treatment for many years. IMO it is the best and easiest way to treat against Varroa and tracheal mites. When I use Thymol (even during honey flow) I never...
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    Re: Thymol and drone sterility

    I use thymol strips now for several years instead of paste. With paste, it's to uncontrolled and takes too long to apply. If the paste is in an aluminum container there is also a spacer necessary....
  21. Re: I have 3 solid bottom board hives and I've got Varroa what should I do?

    Check the internet, there also thymol strips available. I have very good results with it, I can cut the strips to the dosage I need.
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    Re: Advice on adding 2nd deep

    In nature bees build combs from the top down, not up. If you are not sure what to do, put a box with foundation under the brood box. The warm air will stay in the brood and as soon as they need more...
  23. Re: Monsanto & Bayer Working On Varroa Mite Solutions

    I think it will take only a few more years and you must eat your own GM products. No other country will have it anymore.
  24. Re: Is one hive witb AFB a death senetence to entire apiary?

    IMO if bees robbed the AFB colony they spread the disease. All hives in a range from approx 3-4 km are in danger. An outbreak can come anytime, if not this year, the next year or later. As soon as...
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    Re: Why my colony is collapsing?

    IMO the girls had not enough food and too much space. 1 frame of brood needs at least 1kg of food. Next time feed only from the inner cover hole 1:1 syrup with an upside down glass jar as much as...
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