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    Snow pac and eletric fence

    Well it won't be long, like any minute now that the bears in my area will start waking up very hungry. My solar fence is up and charging but we still have about 1-2 foot of snow. Anybody got any...
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    Re: Does anyone in the north use 3 deeps ??

    I try to have them in 3 deeps for our white mt winters. I have 3 sets of 3 deep, 1, 4, deep not that I wanted to, hey it happens, 4 nucs in 3 5frme deeps, 2 in double deeps and one solo deep. So...
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    Re: 2nd OAV treatment

    If you count hauling the battery half mile from the road and back, this is a remote setting, and the gear hauling for other hive stuff, it was a better part of the day. I started counting off 1.5 min...
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    Re: 2nd OAV treatment

    Since this is my 1st time , I just stuffed rags around what was open until I could see fuming. I then let the rag stay put about 5 mins. I do not have a big VM problem. Ive choose to do this twice...
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    Re: 2nd OAV treatment

    I new to this OAV treatment, fact is I did not treat the 10 years I've had my own hives. This is my first year of treatment. I eyeball what looked like a teaspoon. I have had a few unknown to me...
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    2nd OAV treatment

    For those that read my 1st attempt that ended with me melting the pan on the vaporizer unit, should know that my 2nd attempt went just as advertised. Was able to do 6 triple deeps in about ten...
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    Re: Bear Discovered My Hive

    145421454314544 my solar fence kept a lot of these guys out, I'm not to far from you. My bears went to the hills soon as hunting season opened. Check out the bat buzzing around his head.
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    Re: 1st OAV attempt update

    Pete, I posted it earlier on 1st OAV attempt a few days ago.
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    1st OAV attempt update

    I got a chance to pop open the hive I tried to vaporize. It is about a third of the mass it was, 2 full deeps. I brushed out as many dead as I Could. I did not see a queen. The bottom board had a...
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    Re: 1st OAV attempt

    Its all good, thanks all
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    Re: 1st OAV attempt

    This unit had brown and blue wire I think I went brown to positive.
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    1st OAV attempt

    Did not go so well . I bought a new OAV for $125 the one with a little pan they have been advertised on this site. I put a .25 teaspoon OA in the pan slid it in the hive, hooked up the battery...
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    Re: propolis solvent?

    Bleach and HOT water soak, it will then hose right off.
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    Re: bear problems

    Take a look at my post yesterday titled "keeps hanging around" that bear and a host of other have backed away from that yard all summer. Keeping my fingers crossed, good luck.
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    Still hanging around

    This guys been coming around since June. This is a very remote yard with solar efence, nite eyes and a motion detected siren. This weekend was his first hit at the fence twice in one night, it kept...
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    Re: He just keeps hanging around

    Your are right its on the inside of the sheep fence if all is well next week when I return I am going to lay chicken wire around the perimeter attached to the ground. This has been going on this way...
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    Re: He just keeps hanging around

    Their about 100 miles east of you in NH Mike, those are the nucs I got from you and are doing great all in 3 deeps. Very quite girls and I can't make them sting me.
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    Re: He just keeps hanging around

    Yes trail cam can do vids as well about 125 for this one holds 4g
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    He just keeps hanging around

    This guy has been checking out one of my remote yards about every5-10 days so far no hits, I have solar electric fence, motion detected siren, and solar LED blinking night eyes. This is a great yard...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    This set is a remote site that I only get to every 2 weeks. I have a solar electric fence, night guard solar blinking red eyes, and a motion detector that sets of a shrill alarm. Its a long 2 weeks...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Not Cool
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    Whats on his mind

    Have not seen it in 3 weeks
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    Feeding double nuc's?

    I have a double nuc that I would like to give some sugar water, it is a divided deep with 2, 4 frame bodies on top of it, with 2 inner covers. I always feed with inverted pails, if I put a pail on...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    02645, Soccer ball size at shoulder height on apple tree branch in back yard, getting a box ready will get in about an hour , I hope
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    How often to get stung?

    I've been told to get stung in order to not have an adverse reaction, about once a month , that toxins build up in us that adversely affect us from handling bees but not getting stung. I do not get...
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