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    Re: New member from Montana

    Welcome neighbor.
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    Re: Here's how I do my oxalic acid vapor treatment

    Thank you.
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    Re: Here's how I do my oxalic acid vapor treatment

    Google can't seem to find where this vaporiser comes from??
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    Re: How many amp hrs for oa vaporizer needed?

    I posted this once before but here's what I use for the JB200 Electric Vaporizer.
    I did some experimenting with different batteries (big and small and all types) this year and am now using a (very...
  5. Re: How many times can I treat with Oxalic Acid per year without hurting the bees?

    And here's one way to dry Oxalic acid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxYwE6lGNMI
  6. Re: SAE 30 Lawn Mower Oil for a small piston air compressor?

    As a rule of thumb any piece of equipment that does not have an oil filter uses non-detergent oil.
    No-detergent oil allows the solids to drop to the bottom of the crankcase, and stay there.
    That...
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    Re: Moisture Board versus Quilt Block?

    Insulating a hive is in many ways the same as a house. We want it to stay warm, but we also want to get ride of the moisture inside the house. The worst place for condensation in building is inside...
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    Re: Electric Fence Questions????

    I've been using a 15 year old Parmak Solar with electro mesh for the past 3 years and it HAS kept the Black bears out of my hives!
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    Can a Bee be blinded?

    Was out showing someone my bees, in the dark with a flashlight.
    They were all lined up around one of the entrances and the person asked if a bright light could blind bees?:o
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer issue...VIDEO

    I'm kind of curious.
    I thought a PTC was a current limiting device not a temp sensing device.
    If the glow plug was a dual element glow plug the amperage would be high and then drop as it heated....
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    I bought one of the JB200 Electric Vaporizers last year and used it with a number of different batteries.
    I did some experimenting with different batteries this year and am now using a (very used)...
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    Re: Electric fence where ground rod is not possible

    Just curious, if the ground is to hard for a ground rod how are you going to get posts in the ground?
    My choice would be to alternate positive and negative fence leads. ground would not be require...
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    Re: Electric netting fence for bears

    I had a problem with a bear a number of years ago.
    A friend who raises Goats lent me some of his netting. The bears returned at least twice and kept the bees save.
    It's time to give the netting...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer with Temp Controller

    This instructions I got with my JB2000 vaporizer state "1 scoop(gram) of OA per 10 frames of bees/deep box".
  15. Re: Cutting handles in hive bodies with a dado blade and table saw

    The cutter head and cutters are still available new.
    http://corobcutters.com/4458covemoldingknife-1.aspx
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    Re: Air hose suggestions

    Do not go for the rubber hose.
    A much better choice would be http://coilhose.com/straight-hose/flexeel.html.
    I have personally sold miles of this hose and there is nothing more durable and...
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    Re: Slatted Racks.......

    Joseph,
    Had looked at all 15 you had at 3D warehouse.
    What I was thinking, was to build my 2" frames with a saw cut around the inside.
    Take some 4mm coroplast and have my kid cut the sheets with...
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    Re: Slatted Racks.......

    So here's a great question.
    Ive seem designs using wood and also PVC pipe for the slats, and length wise and cross wise slats.
    I wonder if it makes a difference how thick the slats are?
    For...
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    Re: Should Holes Be Sealed With Wax Or Tape?

    3/4" holes....wine bottle corks.
    1" holes (which I use) Champagne bottle corks. ...
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    Re: Winter care of a solar fence?

    Farmers use them year round.
  21. Thread: Smoker bellows

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    Re: Smoker bellows

    Maybe....14039
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    Re: Possible bear in uncommon bear area

    The article posted above from the Colorado Division of Wildlife talks about installing barbed wire with their enclosure.
    I would NEVER EVER install barbed wire in conjunction with an electrified...
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    Re: Possible bear in uncommon bear area

    I had a bear and 2 cubs wandering around my hives last year but they never touched them.
    This year one is back but I'm not taking a chance.
    I borrowed a couple of sections of electro-net and a...
  24. Thread: Nitril gloves

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    Re: Nitril gloves

    Ive tried half a dozen different brands and thickness's and have gotten stung with all of them. One thing is the stingers come out real easy. One other problem is my hands sweat like crazy with the...
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    Re: A Frenzy at the Entrance

    The swarms I have seen look like small cyclones that get bigger and bigger then really big and then move off.
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