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    Re: How do I get a mouse out of my hive?

    A rocking chair
    A six pack
    A 12 gauge
    and a few hours
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    Re: oxalic acid vaporisor

    I use screened bottoms too, so

    The heat from the vaporization will cause the vapours to drift up and out the top vents. I put a small tarp over the complete hive to keep the fumes in ... for...
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    Re: oxalic acid vaporisor

    I got one of the kits from the link in Cam's post above. I used it and found it to be very effective. After 3 treatments of each hive there were virtually no mites left. Several hives went down to...
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    OA vapour success

    I got a Heiysler unit late last year after discovering the thymol treatment was not working or a least not working very fast.

    It worked spectacularly for me. I kept a running tally of the counts...
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    I've got 9 hives sitting 15 feet from 20 acres of...

    I've got 9 hives sitting 15 feet from 20 acres of soy beans. Whenever I've looked I've never seen a bee in the crop. Mind you I can count on my fingers the number of bees I see on our dandelions...
  6. and we all know that all those explosions at gas...

    and we all know that all those explosions at gas stations are caused by people talking on the cell phone while filling the car.

    Sure
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    I've had problems with the bees going to our...

    I've had problems with the bees going to our pool, which has a bit of salt in it to generate chlorine. Got one of those bee watering containers with the floating rings and mesh to prevent drowning. ...
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    Learn to make sounds like a Purple Martin or a...

    Learn to make sounds like a Purple Martin or a Crested Flycatcher
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    I'll be moving 9 hives about 100 yards. I was...

    I'll be moving 9 hives about 100 yards.

    I was thinking that this would be the right time to block up the lower entrance and force them to top entrance and re-orienting at the same time.

    You...
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    I hope that 2 million pounds does not get...

    I hope that 2 million pounds does not get re-directed to Canada.

    I am not a commercial producer but that much would kick our commercial producers pretty hard.
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    Check out this feeder. ...

    Check out this feeder.

    www.beeworks.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=14
    IF the link copy does not work, go to the main site and look for the Rapid Feeder under...
  12. Update March 9 /07 I opened all hives and found...

    Update March 9 /07 I opened all hives and found active bees in all 9. Some had big strong looking population and others looked week and without stores. I added some Feed bee and HFCS. When it...
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    so from what you guys are reporting a good bait...

    so from what you guys are reporting a good bait for SHB is patties.

    Maybe build a trap with a screen too small for the bees but can a SHB can pass thru. Suspend the patty over a sticky board on a...
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    Last one out please turn off the lights !

    Last one out please turn off the lights !
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    Ian is referring to the dribble method of...

    Ian is referring to the dribble method of applying OA. It is pretty rough on the bees.

    The vaporization method can be used repeatedly, although if done correctly repeats are seldom needed. Many...
  16. I think last fall when I was doing the OA vapour...

    I think last fall when I was doing the OA vapour treatments I spent about 7 - 10 minutes per hive. This treatment "mite" need to be done only twice a year. Effectiveness, similar to formic, is well...
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    Micheal If I understood correctly the bees will...

    Micheal
    If I understood correctly the bees will not "totally" clean out the cocoon when brood cells get re-used. Doesn't this generally lead to smaller inside dimensions, especially if you started...
  18. I think the greatest bit of theorizing about cell...

    I think the greatest bit of theorizing about cell size is not that small cell is better, but that an artificially imposed large cell (5.4mm) was dreamed up some decades ago in the western world (...
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    I don't know who you contacted in Ontario but...

    I don't know who you contacted in Ontario but here is a link to a fellow that has Buckfast lines and has worked in the Ontario program to breed for hygenic behaviour

    ...
  20. Fordguy: I don't see how trying small cell...

    Fordguy:

    I don't see how trying small cell could cost a penny.

    Take out a frame. Cut out all the foundation. Put the empty frame back.

    After a while take out the next frame and repeat.
    ...
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    oxalic acid is a natural occuring chemical. You...

    oxalic acid is a natural occuring chemical. You get a pretty healthy dose of it in every apple you eat. A bit won't hurt you and from what I have read, it does not accumulate.
  22. Jan 07 update It's been almost a month (29 days)...

    Jan 07 update
    It's been almost a month (29 days) since my last count and here is the update.

    The total counts for each of the 9 hives for 29 days is:
    1: 13
    2: 61
    3: 5
    4: 8
    5: 28
    6: 22
  23. Thread: DE hive

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    I started with a singel DE hive. Micheal Bush...

    I started with a singel DE hive. Micheal Bush has a few of them too.

    It has several advantages over the traditional hive.
    1) the frames and supers are smaller and easier to lift.

    2) it has a...
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    Tracy Dr. Pedro has stopped monitoring this...

    Tracy

    Dr. Pedro has stopped monitoring this forum several months ago, but I can tell you that in recent conversations with him small cell is a part of integrated pest management. Others on this...
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    Just to throw another curve into the kill rates...

    Just to throw another curve into the kill rates idea, all of the counting I did which was 40,000+ mites, and I would think the counts of all other studies did NOT count dead mites. They counted only...
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