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    Re: Your favorite brew supply store

    Mainbrew in hillsboro ore
  2. Re: How big a problem are mice in the winter?

    If you get mice in a hive how do you get rid of them? I assume that a healthy built up hive won't allow them but what about a reduced cluster during cold weather?
  3. Re: Framing made simple for 2014? NEW 18ga .25" up 1.5" stapler without compressor!?

    Does that mean that ryobi now makes good tools? Are you using ridiculous to mean "very good"?
  4. Re: Framing made simple for 2014? NEW 18ga .25" up 1.5" stapler without compressor!?

    In the past ryobi tools have been garbage. Have they picked up their game?
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    Re: box joint jig i made

    How much are you thinking per fixture?
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    Spider in with the bees

    So I was checking some hives this afternoon and opened a strong nuc, 3 1/2 maybe four frames of bees, there was a fairly large spider living there with a little nest with probably 4-5 dead bees all...
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    Re: OAV mite drop

    Glock, you already talked me into using OA, and thank you sir! But capitalizing VARROA!!! In every use is like a visual punch in the mouth man! :)
  8. Thread: Hive checks

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    Re: Hive checks

    We had no real nectar get stored at all this year. All my hives are light and all are getting sugar. I would really like to get through till spring. I am going to make some of Lauri's sugar bricks...
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    Re: wax dipping tank design

    50/50 paraffin and some microcrystalline that was a close out at a pattern supply shop.
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    Re: wax dipping tank design

    I made mine two inches bigger in all dimensions than a deep. I should have made it four. I immerse the wooden ware at 240f for 13 minutes and wax goes all the way to the center of the wood. I cut a...
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    Re: Going to miss my third OAV treatment.

    Thank you for the replies.
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    Going to miss my third OAV treatment.

    So I am going to miss my third oxalic acid vapor treatment because the weather today is terrible. Not drizzling but blowing and pouring.

    Question is, how serious is the timing? If I get it in two...
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    Re: Home made Vaporizer design;

    I started a thread called "homemade oxalic acid vaporizer" in diseases and pests. Made four copies of a design that someone posted ( thanks ;). ) and have only one treatment left. I will try to post...
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    Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    Glen, I have been super busy so I had not been out to see them at all in a week. The last time was when I treated them.
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    Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    So today I did my second weekly treatment, all haves had many dead mites on the bottom boards. A couple hives that overwintered last winter had thousands. Literally thousands of dead mites from last...
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    Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    So after treating all my hives for my first round I am curious what kind of residue people are finding in their vaporizers. It seems that there is almost always a little crud left over. Thoughts?
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    Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    I made four like KY Mike's design, thank you! Ran all four in parallel and got a bunch of hives done right quick!

    One apiary is in a sheltered location with very still air. The vapor stayed like...
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    Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    Crofter, do you know the part number on your glo-plugs?
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    Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    Wow! Thank you all so much for the info! Now I just need to find out which glo-plug is cheap at my local auto parts store. I already have some half face respirators and OV acid gas cartridges. I plan...
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    Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    Thank you :)
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    Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    Have any of you folks made your own? What did you do? Will you share pictures or ideas?
  22. Thread: Sanitize?

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    Re: Sanitize?

    Even brand new canning jars have some dust in them.
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    Re: Gum Rosin supplier

    I dipped over a hundred deeps, westerns, migratory bottoms and lids this spring. I used perhaps 20 pounds of wax (soaked into the wood and dripped on the ground etc, not the whole amount in the tank)...
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    Re: Smokers in cars?

    Ammo can for 40mm linked grenades. Lots of room for dirty burlap fuel and my smoker. No smell. No dirt and dust from old burlap. Very nice.
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    Re: Started fogging today.

    When the mites are hit with the VMO do the drop off and die or can they get back up and crawl onto the comb and bees again?
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