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    Re: Vaporizing wet OA

    A bit more bulky than small packs but I had been thinking of packing doses in small pill bottles. I am sure my pharmacy will sell me some for a few cents each. I just like the idea of having them in...
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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    I spoke with Walt a couple times by phone. He was always kind and willing to help...I often visited here to read his post. Thanks Walt.... and God Bless Your Family..
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    Re: Jar feeder on a nuc

    Holes too big or too many.
  4. Re: Drawn comb with moldy pollen, Can I use it?

    Yes, they will clean it. Is that some wax moth web? If so freeze the frames first to kill possible eggs.
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    Re: swarm commander vs ultra breeze bee suit

    Negative, they are not the same suit. One is an import....
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    Re: Walt Wright temporarily out of commission

    Roy,
    If opposed to posting an address for cards could you please PM it to me if you don't mind. If you think Walt would like a card or two.
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    Re: Controlling Small Hive Beetles

    Just use a small hole saw and drill toward the corner and screen. Attach the smallest rim ring of a canning jar(jelly jar) underneath and screw the small jar on with some oil in it.
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    Re: Took out a bottom board and saw this... SHB???

    I shb and the other looks like rodent poop... or poop of some kind....
  9. Re: Checker Boarding and Adding new undrawn suppers

    You said you have 3 medium drawn comb. Checker one, possibly two, to get you to white wax and other methods on the others. And see which you like better.
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    Yes cut the brood back, but leave brood next too each other. But it is not WW system. That is why all the confusion comes in when talking about ww's system. If you do something else I wish folks...
  11. Re: Checker Boarding and Adding new undrawn suppers

    Yes, you should checkerbaord about 8wks before white wax. It is better to err on the checkerboard early side than be late. No it has nothing to do with bloom time, Walt just states keep a log of your...
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    Re: Oxalic Vapor Treatment

    My Savogran was $10 for 1lb---only place I could find it was Sherwin Williams. Last container they had and no intention to order any.
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    Re: oxalic acid treatment ?

    Check the disease and pest section of the forum..
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    Re: Lauri's bricks down to an Art!

    Electric or gas? If electric how long and temp?
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    Re: Lauri's bricks down to an Art!

    So...I have an electric oven... I wonder if lowest temp would be too high. I think around 180 degrees..I oimagine so because you are using only the pilot.
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    Re: Going to 9 Frames?

    Then you will have 9 frames with the ends not drawn :) I take it you mean honey supers. 10 to get them drawn correctly due to bee space issues (they will fill the empty space between the foundation...
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    Re: No bees, all honey in hive.

    He is in Greenville SC.... we have had no winter this year. Our first low twenties got here this weekend... and smoking will beak the cluster some for the OA... I have not looked but I imagine bees...
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    Re: No bees, all honey in hive.

    Do you meet with the guys at Piedmont beekeepers? If so talk to Dwight...
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    Re: No bees, all honey in hive.

    As long as some temps in day are above 40 degrees or so. Some say 37. Actually it is the right (broodless) time for most to treat. I understand the concern of breaking cluster in cold temps, but it...
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    Re: South Carolina Beekeeping

    Spring SCBA meeting will be coming up soon in Lexington and then Summer meeting in Clemson in July
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    Re: South Carolina Beekeeping

    Not sure if it is a typo but sometimes and intense 4wks is better than an 8 week dwindle...

    I know of no good source of nucs in SC. Danny Canon in Lexington sells bees but not sure of particulars....
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    Re: South Carolina Beekeeping

    Flow in mid-state around late March thru maybe 1st week June in a good year... pollen january- red maple

    Coastal flows a little different

    Mountains have hit and miss sourwood in June-July time...
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    Re: Oxalic Vapor Treatment

    I paid $10 for 1lb of Savogran @ Sherwin Williams. 2lbs here for $8


    http://www.amazon.com/Oxalic-Acid-99-bag-C2H2O4/dp/B015X6E3JO
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    Re: Oxalic Vapor Treatment

    It is, just look at the purity... Someone had two pound packs for $8 a couple weeks ago.
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    Re: No bees, all honey in hive.

    That seems to be one issue with CBPV it stays in the pollen... but I do not know enough about it to comment. Could be many things... but these symptoms or empty hives full of honey are becoming more...
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