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    Re: New package - treat or not?

    I have the vaporizers for sale. I wasn't Crazy
    about dribble and drench in the North. But this came along and I'm all in. The mites don't become immune to oxalic acid and it doesn't harm the...
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    Re: New package - treat or not?

    I will be treating with Oxalic Acid Vaporization my packages this year. I will treat before they go into the hive. If you hive them, I asked SNL about this and he said the recommended procedure is...
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    Re: OAV treatment

    Thanks SNL. I answered him also. Same info.
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    Re: OAV treatment

    I did the standard treatments in September, Then I did a treatment in December. You won't believe the mite drop in December.
    When there is brood, 95 % of Phoretic mites are killed in 24 hours. ...
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    Re: oxalic acid treatment ?

    Good Job on explaining treating with Oxalic Acid. I do the same thing and I tell ya...my bees have so much vitality its amazing. Must bee what they looked like before mites.
    I was so impressed I...
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    Re: Lauri's bricks down to an Art!

    May i Help? I mix a 25 pound bag of White Granulated sugar. Never powdered sugar and no brown sugar or organic brown sugar.
    Then in 1/3's I mix in the sugar and the 2-1 syrup. To make a better...
  7. Re: Ethical obligation of someone teaching an intro class?

    Hello,
    I teach classes every so often, I have a power point presentation. It takes 1 hour to go thru if I don't stop. The class is just on Mites. Then there are the questions. Keeping bees is a...
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    Re: I gotta ask this one

    Pollen Patties without soy. Read about the soy. I use the best pollen sub. I can. I use Mega Bee. Read some of Randy Olivers articles about the subject. I bet the bees threw the potatoes out he...
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    Re: Too Large of Mite Count On Sheet For Dec.?

    I use a good strong battery with my Varrox Vaporizer. I also use the truck battery and it doesn't hurt the varrox. I use a mask and I also stand up wind for obvious reasons. When instructions tell...
  10. Re: I bit the bullet and did an oxalic acid dribble

    Hello,
    I use the vapor. Holly cow does it work well. You can do it anytime and its doesn't hurt the stomach of the bees like the dribble when the bees eat the syrup. That's why they only...
  11. Re: How many amp hrs for oa vaporizer needed?

    Get a 12v car battery, works great. Or use your car battery if the cables will reach and you can get your car close enough. Or go buy a battery they are all about the same price. I got a large...
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    Re: Tall Hive OA Vaporizing

    Hey Folks,
    The Varrox is a great device. I have used mine since the Spring vaporizing mites. I did alcohol washes to determine mite loads and I have Russian Bees. Now the Russians are suppose to...
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    refractometer calibration oil?

    Where can I get the oil to calibrate the refractometer?
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    Re: My Honey Stand Busted by the PoPo

    I love the aireal. Did you get that from a illegal drone? Great story. I used to sell corn on the road into my neighborhood when I was 16.
    Always worried about the license but my Step-Dad was the...
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    Re: What to do with mostly capped supers

    The way to tell if the honey is not nectar real quick and easy is to shake the frame over the hive, if the liquid falls out its not ripe. Put it back in the hive. take the frames that are capped...
  16. Re: Please post your varroa mite count and information!

    I do mite counts in the spring and just did some more. My results on Russian Colonies 4.6% and 5% mites via an Alcohol wash. These were very good Russians from Dan Harveys Apiary. I have 45...
  17. Thread: russian bees

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    Re: russian bees

    I have all Russians from Dan Harveys Bees here in the Northwest, Russians are different, so read up on them and go from there. He has some REAL good ones. They always make it thru the winter and...
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    Poll: Re: Packaged bees left their queen

    If you did't lock them down over night they may drift to another hive. I see this from time to time. Bees drift. They don't really like the hive they are in and go to the other one. So the idea...
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    Re: Confining the Queen for Production?

    Honey4all is right. I lived in ANC for 38 years still have a few houses up there. Go back an forth. Had bees up there for many years.
    Most of the guys that I'm in contact with cage a queen. On...
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    Re: Beekeeping in Alaska

    You can use a push in cage bought or make one yourself. Will work anywhere you want not just Alaska. Provides a brood break and everyone goes to foreager mode. Doesn't affect anything. Note: you...
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    Re: Pollen Patties

    I used mega bee for a few years. Switched to AP23 and its great. An Less Exspensive. The bees up take it very well. but I mix it with lots of sugar to get them to uptake it faster and they do. It...
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    Re: Beekeeping in Alaska

    Hello,
    I also ship bees to Alaska. Northwestbeesupply.com We get our bees out of McMinnville,OR. and then ship them up on Alaska Airlines. We provide five pound packages an four if you want. But...
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    Re: Beekeeping in Alaska

    You don't pinch the Queen!!!! You trap the Queen. Then everyone goes to foreager mode.
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    Re: Pollen Patties

    I used Mega bee for a long time. I tried AP 23 this last month. Works fantastic. As good as Mega bee but less exspensive. Protien is a great thing in the time of a pollen dearth. Very important...
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    Re: Dead hive, I will never understand

    You really need to do mite alcohol wash checks. Like Harry said, go thru the hive with a commercial guy. They see everything on a magnified scale an are not in denial of anything that kills bees. ...
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