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    Re: Flow Hive

    I wonder what eBay's response would be if Flow Hive threatened them legally for allowing this to be sold.
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    Re: Flow Hive

    Post the email. It's a different color plastic. It's shipped from China. They don't use the name "Flow Hive" in the description. And they obviously photoshopped the Flow Hive pictures to insert their...
  3. Thread: Lost a Hive :(

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    Re: Lost a Hive :(

    I put them in trash bags. If you have a chest freezer with enough space, just put the whole deep in it. That's what I usually do. I have a freezer deep enough for at least two deep hive bodies. If a...
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    Re: Going into the winter with nucs

    ...then you move the decimal point to the right two places and you get: 6% But it's still a heck of a survival rate worthy of bragging rights.
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    Re: EMERGENCY queen cell help!!!

    I've never been able to salvage other queen cells once a queen has hatched. By the time I have found her, she has already exterminated the other queens. Like you, I've even taken the intact queen...
  6. Thread: Lost a Hive :(

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    Re: Lost a Hive :(

    Don't be hard on yourself, it's how we all have learned. Heck, I killed lots of hives before I learned to save 1.

    Are the frames empty as in undrawn, or they're drawn but have no stores? If...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer issue...VIDEO

    Makes a lot of sense. How did you attach the PTC to the tray for heat transfer?
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer issue...VIDEO

    Kengineer, that's what I needed to hear. I used an IR thermometer and recorded temp spikes up to 300-320 degrees, but then it would settle down to 200 degrees and remain there.

    I sent the seller...
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    Re: Flow Hive

    Boy, it sure did not take long for the Chinese knock-offs to reach market:
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    Re: queen rearing frames

    That's a good idea. Hadn't thought of that.
  11. Re: What is the Best way to clean up after wax moths from nuc

    I'll freeze mine or sometimes I put affected frames in the chicken coop. They love those little larvae.
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    Re: Help with a hive cutout please

    Most cutouts I've done like this are a complete mess. The fall of the trunk alone will cause a lot of damage. Once opened, the cavity is rarely a nice, uniform shape and comb is molded to the awkward...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer issue...VIDEO

    This makes sense. The powdery white stuff is the OA if I'm understanding you correctly. I tested the vaporizer in an empty hive and sealed the entrance and it burned just fine. It left some of the...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer issue...VIDEO

    There is no purity rating on the container.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer issue...VIDEO

    Interesting, I might have it run longer. The fumes after the initial evaporation is a dense smoke-like fume. Is that the actual OA? I cut it off around 4:30 once the liquid was all boiled off. When...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer issue...VIDEO

    Also, this is the Oxalic Acid I'm using from Amazon:
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    Oxalic Acid Vaporizer issue...VIDEO

    I just bought a vaporizer on eBay from a guy who makes them in Texas. It's PTC driven--which supposedly caps the temperature. Anyways, got it in today and did a few trial burns. I have a concern with...
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    Re: why do they call now?

    This ^^ is what calls are for this time of year. They want a cutout. I don't do those for free anymore.

    I was really zealous the first year too.

    Then I realized how much these free bees were...
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    Re: My first bees tonight

    A few thoughts:

    Robbing--the surest way to stop robbing is to move the hive, which you did. Also, if I understand this correctly, your entrance reducer was a round plastic disk that rotated to...
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    Re: Queenless roar...with a laying queen

    Just a random thought that came to me the other day while working the bees...I wonder if there is a common frequency at which queenless hives will "hum" to that attracts queens on mating flights.
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    Re: Queenless roar...with a laying queen

    I'll chalk it up to heat.

    Also, it could be a laying worker, but they were all a singular egg placed perfectly in the bottom of the cell. I guess I'll find out soon enough when they start capping...
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    Re: Need some misc questions answered

    Just some thoughts: 1)sounds like they were bearding which may be inhibited a little by robber screens. 2)You want to find out why the laggy hive is laggy. I wouldn't put much resources towards it...
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    Re: How many guard bees are in a normal hive?

    Somewhere around 50,000....
  24. Re: Strange Hexagonal Aliens in our beehive cells. What could they be?

    The frame looks perfectly fine. You using plastic foundation? That is definitely foundation pattern showing through the empty cells. That's exactly what mine look like right after hatching. Looks...
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    Re: 4 0ver 4 frame double nucs

    And I make my own boxes. I haven't seen any available commercially. Ends up being about $10/box with lumber from local supply store.
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