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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    Mite drop starts in hours, but the 24 - 48 hour or second full day is when they really drop. I mean THOUSANDS, if you have a heavy infestation. I've never seen anything in the hive, I think the...
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    I follow about the same procedure, my vaporizers are on boards that block the entrance while in use. I use two, heating one with the other cools in the hive, then move and start the next hive while...
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    Re: SHB & Plastic Frames

    I didn't throw mine out, I bought a hot glue gun and fill the cracks with that. It was more work than I expected, but I saved all those frames. Will never buy another.
  4. Thread: Honey B Healthy

    by Robbin
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    Re: Honey B Healthy

    I didn't see anybody on this thread make any of the claims you just stated. but I don't want you to be the only person on here calling other people names...
    I'm just too good natured a guy to type...
  5. Thread: Honey B Healthy

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    Re: Honey B Healthy

    What does "boosted up" mean? I have yet to have any problem with bees killing a queen I sprayed with HGH, but I've never gotten anywhere close to the number of hives you're talking about.
    I won't...
  6. Thread: Honey B Healthy

    by Robbin
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    Re: Honey B Healthy

    I started using HBH this summer when introducing queens. It works great for that. I also use it when moving frames from one hive to another. I use it anytime I'm combining bees from different...
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    Re: Very cool slow motion video of bees

    thanks for sharing. :)
  8. Re: Mite Count: What is considered "high" for those who do not want to treat?

    Awesome response.....
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    Re: Top feeder vs. Frame Feeder

    yea, I think that is very cool. My feeder can take 12 Half gallon jars. When I feed a lot, it's a site to behold. But they don't fight, nor sting. I like to walk up to it and watch them from...
  10. Re: Mite Count: What is considered "high" for those who do not want to treat?

    If you want to be TF, you have to buy TF queens or be prepared to suffer a lot of losses. Find somebody local that is TF and go from there.
    I use drop counts and treated at anything over 50 in a...
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    Re: Top feeder vs. Frame Feeder

    When I want to feed everybody, I open feed about 80 yards from my hives. When I want to feed a given hive (sometimes when I'm open feeding and still want to target a weak hive) I use the ultimate...
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    If you can stand the extra cost, two vaporizers really speeds things up. I fire the second one up while the first is cooling, etc....
  13. Re: Oxalic acid treatments...vaporization...my 1st experience doing it...

    I don't test my treat hives anymore. Having never tested before treating and not finding enough mites that they required treatment. So, they get a teatment at the start of the dearth when then...
  14. Re: Oxalic acid treatments...vaporization...my 1st experience doing it...

    I had no winter losses. The first year I lost a NUC to SHB, before I knew what one was. I lost another NUC to robbing.
    This year I lost a very strong hive. They swarmed, appearantly failed to...
  15. Re: Oxalic acid treatments...vaporization...my 1st experience doing it...

    Yep, If I had a choice I would probably go with 5 days as the post treatment drops really falls on the 4th day. That said, treating seven days apart certainly works. I do treat more times in the...
  16. Re: Oxalic acid treatments...vaporization...my 1st experience doing it...

    I do mine 7 days apart, as Saturday morning to Saturday morning is 7 days. :-)

    Agree, the last treatment should be around Thanksgiving. As they are broodless, and go thru the winter with no (or...
  17. Re: first timer...a large comb has fallen to the ground...now what ?

    Bees can't live in an Exterior Hive. If you have a hive body or nuc with an empty frame, use a rubber band and put the comb in the frame and put a nuc or hive body in it's place with the comb...
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    Re: Beeweaver queen update

    I think your dad got a hot batch. I can mow right next to my hives as well. They are hotter than my other bees if there is any robbing....
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    Re: Source of Late Fall Varroa Load

    I don't think the term "believe" implies that the author is either close minded nor has a religious fervor or is unscientific.
    But what I do think is that your arrogance, and your inability to...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Treatment

    I have two, one is the Varrocleaner from OxaVap, and I prefer that one. I use both, allowing one to cool in a hive while starting the next one in the next hive.
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    Re: Source of Late Fall Varroa Load

    I didn't think the LOAD increase was from some new source of mites. I thought it came from decreasing numbers of bees. A hive with 5000 mites and 50K bees during the prime build up, fall comes...
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    Re: Frame feeders: making a no-drown top

    Thanks for sharing Tom!
  23. Thread: sweet clover

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    Re: sweet clover

    Mike, I'd like to hijack this tread and get some sweet clover advice. I've never planted it before, but down ten acres this year. it came up, got a good start but was completely taken over. ...
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    Re: Yellow Jacket Wasps and Hornet problems!

    Wouldn't powdered sugar attract honey bees? How about a picture of your zapper...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Control Methods

    +1, I've never lost brood, and I always treat more than once. Usually 3 weeks in a row. I've never noticed ANY adverse reactions to OAV. My late fall, final treatments are broodless.
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