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    Re: pesticide kill?

    Around here it is common. I have no idea what it's like in Iowa. Some things blooming. Very little that the bees are able to forage on. The variety of goldenrod we have never has honey bees on it....
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    Re: No good deed goes unpunished

    Those coarse leather gloves will often set them off. We used to test defensiveness by dragging a rough leather patch across the top bars of a hive. You'd make several passes, then count the stingers.
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    Re: knock on wood no verroa yet

    In my experience the significant mite fall occurred several days after the oav treatment. I'd say wait four days...then see what you have. I, too, bet you'll be surprised.
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    Re: Eviction Notice

    I hope you realize that there may be thousands of mites in your hive and general observations can still result in 'no signs of mites'.
    Good luck
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    Re: Eviction Notice

    Any number of possibilities...some of no concern, others potentially serious. It might simply be the annual drone eviction event. Or, it might be the result of some disease or parasitic issue. The...
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    Re: Bees seem sick

    Treating one day will only impact those bees that emerge 21 or more days later. If the problem is mites and you wait until they've already produced winter bees those winter bees will still be just as...
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    Re: Bees seem sick

    This probably had some merit in the past but, in my opinion, it is no longer the case. With an ever expanding variety of disease spread by mites there are also a number of additional pressures...
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    Re: NYS Pollinator Protection

    I don't know how it works in NY but here most beekeepers pay a pittance in honey for land use. Anything as formal as you suggest would nix any chance of having outyards. Here we have to depend on a...
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    Re: NYS Pollinator Protection

    Your sense is that the reported decline of Monarchs is not convincing?
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    Re: NYS Pollinator Protection

    I think there's some pretty good evidence of a substantial decline in Monarch butterfly populations. There is also evidence of bumble bee population declines. Both can, at some level, be tied to the...
  11. Thread: Windows 10

    by beemandan
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    Re: Windows 10

    I did it a couple of days ago. Pretty painless. They offer a choice of an express install or custom. I chose custom and opted out of a number of automated sharing of data with Microsoft....
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    I don't believe that ohm's law ever addressed power. Voltage...current and resistance. No mention of power.
    In fact, I doubt if the concepts of alternating current (or voltage), inductive and...
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    I think the op's question was answered long ago. I doubt if more than a few folks have read much beyond the first dozen posts.
    It seems painless to me for us to quibble over the details of ac power...
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    Makes one wonder why people invented all those formulas....after all...it is simply voltage times current. Go figure....figuratively. :)
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    Indeed....simple as that. :)
    PS...you ought to try to wade through that sort of mess with a slide rule...if you're looking to have a good time.
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    Using a Heilsyer OAV unit and my three year old mower battery....I can do 20 plus hives with a full charge.
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    >It doesn't matter whether that motor is driven by AC or DC, counter-EMF force is generated by the rotational action of the motor and that makes calculating resistance complicated.

    It is actually...
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    In my initial post I said that computing AC power was 'a bit more complicated'. I think you've made my point for me. Depending on the device itself, using voltage times current to compute ac power...
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    I don't have any intention of arguing this. I worked as an electrical engineer for over twenty years but...during that working career ac power computations weren't part of my job. With that in mind,...
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    Indeed...amps are amps...but with alternating current (ac) the voltage changes as a cycle and, consequently, so does the current. In the instant when the voltage hits its peak...so does the...
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    Not trying to be persnickety here but volts times amps to determine power only works for dc. AC power is a bit more complicated. Not that it matters for this discussion...since those batteries and...
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    Re: Grafting with aging eyes

    My eyes wouldn't allow me to graft...at all. You may want to consider a graftless system like Jenter. Even I can use those.
  23. Thread: possible ccd

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    Re: possible ccd

    What were the mite problems you saw earlier? What did you do to treat?
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    Re: unusual activity water collection

    They use water to cool the nest.
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    Re: Best TF quote ever lol

    Aptly put indeed. The chlorine (applied chemical) kills any bad stuff in the pool water....otherwise nobody would ever go swimming in one. Heck MB, even I like the analogy.
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