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    Re: Nosema?

    I have a small colony with pepperpot brood, this years queen. The bees are continually building queen cells. There was pepperpot brood in this colony with the previous queen. It has been suggested to...
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    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Beekeep...Essential_O...

    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Beekeep...Essential_Oils This is interesting, but where does it say how much Wintergreen or Tea tree Oil to add to the syrup. Anyone know?
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    soft" chemical for varroa mites

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    By 1:1 Do you mean 1 lb. of sugar to1 pint of water. How much thyme do you use?
  4. Michael, How much of the comb will be dawn 4.9 by...

    Michael, How much of the comb will be dawn 4.9 by this method? I have tried this and the comb that the bees built varied from very small to drone, or does it matter? will the result be the same as...
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    Michael, Would two brood chambers side by side...

    Michael, Would two brood chambers side by side work, With a Q/excluder on top in the centre and the crates on top of that. Is it necessary to have a throughway between the brood chambers? Thanks.
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    Check out this ...

    Check out this http://www.scottishbeekeepers.org.uk/technical/feeddata9.htm
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    Thymol is an excellent Antifungucide. Dissolve 10...

    Thymol is an excellent Antifungucide. Dissolve 10 grams of Thymol in 250 mls of Surgical Spirit or Methylated spirit and add one tea spoon of the mix to each gallon of syrup. The syrup must be cold...
  8. My big problem with sections is to get the bees...

    My big problem with sections is to get the bees to seal the outer cells. The sections are very unsightly when they are like this and hard to sell. Has anyone any ideas on how to overcome this? Would...
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    Check out ...

    Check out http://www.members.cox.net/bullseyebees
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    NHbees, A slightly rounded teaspoon ( not...

    NHbees, A slightly rounded teaspoon ( not flat&not heaped )of crystals weighs 3 grams. Dont get hung up on the quantity, I use more rather than less to compensate for vapour that is lost through...
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    TwT, I insert the Vaporizer on a white plastic...

    TwT, I insert the Vaporizer on a white plastic slide,under the mesh and seal up. I put a piece of thin metal under the pan to protect the plastic from the heat. The Vapour goes up through the mesh...
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    db_land, There is a heavy duty Vaporizer...

    db_land, There is a heavy duty Vaporizer Manufactured in Europe, it is much more expensive than the JB200. You can see it at http://www.swienty.com/engelsk/varrox.html Best of luck.
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    Swarm Trapper, Something has gone wrong? I had...

    Swarm Trapper, Something has gone wrong? I had despatch details four days after posting my order. Try contacting them! Best of Luck

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    Richie
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    Thanks Axtman &Bullseye Bill, Problem solved,(...

    Thanks Axtman &Bullseye Bill, Problem solved,( The power of the NET!)

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    Richie
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    I requested information from Heilyser Technology...

    I requested information from Heilyser Technology in Canada, the manufacturers of oxalic acid Vaporizers but cant get a reply,Does anyone know why?

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    Richie
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    I have had good results BUT some of the...

    I have had good results BUT some of the containers were finished dome shaped causing the opposite one to be concave, so next year I will try dividers, as with the traditional sections.
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    Is it possible to introduce a Carnica queen to...

    Is it possible to introduce a Carnica queen to AMM

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    Richie
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    The coil in the Fogger is continually blocking...

    The coil in the Fogger is continually blocking up. I know I should blow it out more often But! Another factor I suspect is the quality of the FGMO available here (Liquid Paraffin) it has no spec. on...
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    Check out this site, There are three on offer. ...

    Check out this site, There are three on offer. http://search.ebay.com/BURGESS-PROPANE-FOGGER_W0QQsofocusZbsQQsbrftogZ1QQfromZR10 Best of Luck

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    I have been using Thymol in sugar syrup for some...

    I have been using Thymol in sugar syrup for some years and find that it is an excellent anti-funguside, and syrup with Thymol added will keep all year
    The formula is, Dissolve 10...
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    Ian, Do you make up your own patties? If so ,what...

    Ian, Do you make up your own patties? If so ,what ingredients do you use?. The recipe quoted above consist of Soya Flour, Brewers Yeast, and Dried Skimmed Milk. I have read somewhere that by...
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    Problem solved, There's a recipe and instructions...

    Problem solved, There's a recipe and instructions at http://www.scottishbeekeepers.org.uk/technical/feeddata9.htm Thanks for all your replies

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    Richie
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    Does anyone have a recipe for Pollen Substitute....

    Does anyone have a recipe for Pollen Substitute.
    Happy Beeing

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    Richie
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    Andrew, This looks like a great idea for comb...

    Andrew, This looks like a great idea for comb honey producers. Do the containers fit into a purpose built frame or will any frame do? Will they be available directly to beekeepers or through...
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    Hello Pedro, Greetings from Ireland,...

    Hello Pedro,
    Greetings from Ireland, Thanks for the info. re the light coloured mites, Like JDF I too was of the opinion that the light ones were males, just goes to show, you learn...
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