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  1. Thread: Wax Moths

    by ericweller
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    Re: Wax Moths

    I am planning on getting a chunk of dry ice and going to put it in a sealed container with my frames to see if it prevents the moths from doing damage. My thought is to raise the CO2 levels in the...
  2. Re: Fall Inspection - Single Swarm Cell w/ larvae

    I had one hive about 2 weeks ago produce a single supercedure cell on a frame.
    It had a larvae in it about 5-7 days old and I was also able to find the queen who was laying a bunch of eggs. Since...
  3. Re: Goldenrod in NC.......Lots of Bloom But No Nectar?

    This is the first year that I have seen the bees really working the GR. If you notice the picture below has the bee lapping up the nectar with her protruding tongue. I love the smell of GR as it is...
  4. Re: mixing oxalic acid with water then use in a black flag fogger?

    From what I read from JWChesnut in the tread (http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?303910-An-oxalic-vaporizer-that-WORKS-in-30-sec&goto=newpost) if the OA exceeds 247 F , it will decompose...
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    Re: An oxalic vaporizer that WORKS in 30 sec

    JWChestnut,
    Thanks for a great explanation of the transformation of OA into vapor. I have search the net trying to understand the sublimation process and your explanation is the most clear.
    Thanks!
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    Re: tankless water heater

    Phoebee,
    What kind of propane generator do you have? My gasoline generator has burned me for the last time by not starting when I needed it. The mechanic said to switch to propane for more...
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    Re: Found Queen Cells

    I also ran into this same situation. Inspected a hive that is not progressing like my others. There are eggs and brood of all ages on 3 frames and I found a single supercedure cell on one of them. ...
  8. Re: Two honey harvest, each different, one a little aftertaste

    Same here in GA. Goldenrod honey is dark and has a definite lingering aftertaste.
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    My concern of the OA dribble is it causes some bee loss. When the bees ingest it, it wreaks havoc with their digestion.
    Also, the OA dribble is done in the winter when the bees are clustered. I...
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    You mean the mite's legs fall off, right?
    I would love to see an electron microscope picture of one after a treatment. I think that would be a great thesis research project.
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    I just finished a certification course and one of the lecturers said that the OA only works on phoretic mites which are those attached to adult bees. Since all of the mite's life cycle revolves...
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    Re: what are they doing?

    Since you are in TX, they probably won't need that big of a cluster to make it through the winter. If you have drawn frames, it will help them build up faster. If you don't have any, I would guess...
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    Re: what are they doing?

    Small swarm??
    Collect it and see if there is a queen in there.
  14. Re: Oxalic acid treatments...vaporization...my 1st experience doing it...

    This is only my second year and I am probably over-reacting to the mite issue but I treat at 7 day intervals and give each hive 5 treatments. My first treatment was last week so I have 4 more to go....
  15. Thread: No Honey

    by ericweller
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    Re: No Honey

    It is the result of coming to the end of a dearth.
    I have noticed the same thing about several of my hives. Some frames had a small amount of nectar but nothing capped. The queens had plenty of...
  16. Re: Oxalic acid treatments...vaporization...my 1st experience doing it...

    I am using SBB on all my hives and put the vaporizer under the screen so the bees don't get cooked. I simply slide the drawer closed with the vaporizer on it and drop a rag over the entrance to seal...
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    Re: Treat or Inspect First

    Thanks!
    I had a surprising amount of mites on a few sample hives.
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    Treat or Inspect First

    All,
    I have to visit an outyard (30 minute drive) where I have to OAV treat the hives plus do an inspection on them.
    To save a trip, can I perform both tasks on the same day?
    If both tasks can be...
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    Re: Brood comb on top bars

    When I scrape away the burr drone comb, I use the opportunity to look at the pupae to see how mite infested they are.
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    Re: When to start???

    I would wait and use the time to build woodenware and get your site prepped.
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    Re: Another Hive has absconded due to shb

    How often are the hives inspected? A SHB infestation will take at least 2 weeks to get started. I inspect every 10 days and when I see excessive SHB (not this year, PTL), I consolidate frames to...
  22. Re: Vacuum Packed Honey in a Jar Experiment

    Were they both filled to the same level?
  23. Re: Vacuum Packed Honey in a Jar Experiment

    An application I could see is speeding the process of removing air bubbles from the honey after extracting.
    Don't put on such a deep vacuum and it would probably improve honey clarity in just a few...
  24. Re: Vacuum Packed Honey in a Jar Experiment

    What a fascinating experiment.
    Here is what I think. Lowering the atmospheric pressure causes the honey to boil. The upper layer of foam is mostly air with some honey coating the bubbles.
    The...
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    Re: Goldenrod in West Georgia

    The bees don't touch the short variety of goldenrod in my area. They only work the tall variety. I don't know the names of the two types but it is very apparent when you view them side by side. ...
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