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  1. Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    There are other options, but you have to drag around an air compressor, generator and a $3000 vaporizer. I don't take more than maybe 3 minutes per hive with the H-model vaporizer. That's loading it,...
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    Re: Bee stings lead to staph infection

    Yup, smoke IS your best friend, period. I too used to just bust into hives with out smoking just to "get the job done" and didn't want to waste time getting a smoker lit. This year I decided to use...
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    Re: Bee Blower Chute

    Not yelling, just outlining key words so you can better understand what I am saying so you don't get confused, which seems to happen easily, which is surprising coming from someone who claims to be a...
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    Re: My queen flew away

    Hahahaha!!! Ive seen queens fly just fine!!!
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    Re: Bee Blower Chute

    Ok Aunt Betty, just so you understand, I have run my explanation past a couple kindergarten aged kids. Here it goes:

    A guy using a blower WITH OUT a chute to remove bees from HONEY SUPERS, blows...
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    Re: Bee Blower Chute

    Aunt Betty..........he can BLOW ALL THE BEES OUT OF THE SUPER AND THEY ARE BACK IN THE HIVE IN LESS THAN AN HOUR........................jeesh, simple comprehension.
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    Re: Fire in the hive

    This is weird. I can be a blundering idiot at times and can turn a simple operation into a Benny Hill episode, but I have never caught a hive on fire!! I have left the OAV (heilyser) on for 3 minutes...
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    Re: Sticky board count is 95 after 36 hours

    And telling a guy to throw MAQS in his dying hive might be like driving the nail in the coffin. I can do 40 hives in a matter of maybe an hour and a half doing the OAV, once a week for three to four...
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    Re: Sticky board count is 95 after 36 hours

    Don't worry about a 95 mite drop?? If I read correctly this is a natural mite drop, not a treated mite drop. To me that sounds like trouble, period. To say its alright because there is a brood break...
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    Re: Sticky board count is 95 after 36 hours

    Oxalic Acid Vapor, treat once a week for 3-4 weeks. I think all hobbyists or even those with a fair amount of hives should have a vaporizer and OA just for treating hives with high mite loads any...
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    Re: Moving Hives from CO to CA

    Beepro, have you even moved hives on a larger scale before?? And if I read correctly he said 24 ' FLAT BED, not a box van. Im sure he knows his options and has considered them all. And have you ever...
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    Re: Combination Question

    What do you think is attributing to combining failures?? Ive combined many hives and most of the time without using paper, and ive had no problems. Kill the "non-producing" queen and let the hive sit...
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    Re: Shaking Laying Worker "Horror" Story

    In shallow comb I've seen laying workers reach the bottom, but there were also multiple eggs on the sides. I've seen drone laying queens consistently hit the bottom in regular brood comb. I used to...
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    Re: Police made me move my hives..

    I have to laugh at people who think getting a city ordinance to change is "so easy a caveman can do it", especially when it involves bees or anything else that scares people. Just because you marched...
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    Re: Shaking Laying Worker "Horror" Story

    Ok, heres my take. Just because there are multiple eggs per cell doesn't necessarily mean there are laying workers.........eggs on the SIDES of the cell walls indicate laying workers. Multiple eggs...
  16. Thread: OAV Question

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    Re: OAV Question

    I wouldn't worry, it usually just melts the wax a bit, but ive never had it start a fire and ive been treating for 5 years now. Don't get me wrong, the thought crossed my mind before!!
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    Re: Treating with Thymol and OAV, when?

    Yup, what Arnie said, i usually treat in the early morning to beat the heat because you have to seal the hive up for a couple minutes.
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    Re: Treating with Thymol and OAV, when?

    Remember, you have to treat at least 3 times with OAV, 4 is even better, 1 week apart. If you hit the hives at the end of July ending treatment around mid-August you will be fine and it will knock...
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    Re: Lost a Split Due to heat

    You almost gotta put the nuc in the shade, especially a five framer. You have to think of it this way, 10 people in an 11 person shed, the body heat alone will raise the temperature in the shed...
  20. Thread: oxalic acid

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    Re: oxalic acid

    Ive vaporized with supers on and im not dead, I grew a third arm, but that comes in handy these days!! The way I see it is I am dosing for the two deep brood chambers, anything above that is getting...
  21. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    And your right, bee keeping is different from 20 years ago.

    $170+ a hive for almonds compared to what, $70?? Im not sure, someone can correct me on that.

    Honey is around $2.05 a pound compared...
  22. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    Oh you mean everyone from hobbiest to commercial guys didn't know that one??? I really let that cat out of the bag!!! You wanted to know who makes millions, and I stated one that everyone knows, but...
  23. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    oh your even better!!! I want names of people who said you only need to have 1000 hives to become a millionaire!! I mean, you are obviously calling people out on here, so lets hear it!!! I still...
  24. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    You obviously are trying to cut corners and not willing to go big the right way. How much did Dave Mendez in Florida make selling his comm business???? I know comm beekeepers who are in the...
  25. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    I don't recall seeing anyone say its EASY to make a million dollars??? I bet it is easier to make more off of almonds than other crops though. First off, you get the $160+ per hive. Lets use a...
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