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    Re: Thermal Imaging Camera

    I don't have a thermal camera, and my gut would say it will work about as well as the stethoscope. Yes I have used one, worthless. I did get an inspection camera last year...
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    Re: How to determine 'the week before swarming'

    I keep my eye on apple trees. about as good an indication as I can find. Apples bloom, bees swarm, at least reproduction swarms. having said that. the only hive I had swarm this year did so in...
  3. Re: Bees need empty cells to cluster on. Myth or Fact?

    I have always thought of it as bees are filling any empty space in the cluster. if the cell is full of honey, there is nothing they need to fill.
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    Re: Turning syrup into bricks

    Using the moist sugar method I would say you need 35 to 70 lbs of sugar to mix the syrup with. this is if you still have the entire batch of syrup. 10 lbs of sugar at 2:1 would have 5 lb of water. at...
  5. Re: How many times can I treat with Oxalic Acid per year without hurting the bees?

    OA is not toxic to bees or mites. At least not vaporized. Not sure about dribble but I don't think it is effective due to toxicity either. OA is not a poison.
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    Re: Belief in Beekeeping

    Sorry to use you as an example Crofter. But these are the sort of things that stand out in comments to me.

    Entertaining only positive ideas. Who exactly said that the thought of keeping bees is a...
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    Re: Belief in Beekeeping

    I have found this principal to be generally true in a very direct and real way. I see it this way. you only have one mind. If that mind is occupied with thoughts of why something cannot be done. it...
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    Re: hive box - experimental joint

    THE above link is to a 45 degree lock miter. not the same joint.
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    So according to the EPA's ruling what label is required? The one you linked to is a draft of a proposed label. Not the final label required. The other links with the exception of one are similarly...
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Graham, Provide the documents that support your opinion. I have. I have not been able to find any documents concerning OA as a pesticide so I am not sure what findings you are basing your opinion on....
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Approval is not regulation. I showed along time ago what the epa's decision was concerning OA. It is exempt from regulation. start making pesticides out of it and it won't stay that way. Ya gotta...
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    I hate to see an OA Product being produced. As it is there is no regulation on OA by the federal government. Start producing a product and there will be.
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    Sticky: Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    I used 14 gauge solid on time. it got so hot it left burn marks on the side of my hive. 12 gauge stranded does not have the same problem. you can also get 12 gauge or larger wire for hot...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Another swarm and a cut out in my area yesterday. I think swarms are having a hard time finding places to go. report says this swarm was on a window seal for three days. I suspect it is a second...
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    Re: Wall Street Journal---CCD Report

    Seems to me you would be watching. That is how I've always kept animals. That is why it surprised me a bit that there are no quarantine measures when it comes to bees. But then when they area all...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    three swarms reported in the last two days. one this morning that we captured is the larges one I have seen to date. IN all we captured on swarm and did two cut outs today.
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    Sticky: Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    It looks to me like there is far more OA in that tray than you would ever use in a hive. most likely for video purposes. Second that is an example of the OA crystallizing on any surface it contacts...
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    I have experienced the same problem with a couple of my designs. the vapor cannot contact any part of the vaporizer that remains cooler. You want the entire pan to heat up or the OA will just...
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    NO only better energy transfer will reduce energy required to raise the temp of the OA more efficiently. otherwise a cooler temp will just take longer. The energy use will be a wash. YOu sitll have...
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    Re: Wall Street Journal---CCD Report

    We had well over 50% losses but I attribute it to serous drought last summer. poor quality queens as a result that simply could not make it through winter. Hives that did make it are struggling this...
  21. Re: Why I decided to buy my equipment, instead of build it.

    Your time costs as well as material shop equipment etc. it is funny how many costs you start to recognize when something stops being a hobby and becomes a source of income. It costs me nearly as much...
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    Re: What made you decide to keep bees?

    My great grandfather kept bees. I got my first hive from him but never got bees in it. I think I was about 14 years old. Many years later was attempting to build a hive frames and all when I had a...
  23. Re: will laying worker hive make queen cell if given worker eggs?

    this is nothing more than attempting to introduce a queen directly to a laying worker hive.
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    Re: Who Re-Queens After the Summer Solstice?

    If colonies are strong enough they will swarm leaving the bees to rear a new queen pre solstice. Btu what is to say that a colony strong enough to swarm did not come from the previous years post...
  25. Thread: Dadant Nuc

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    Re: Dadant Nuc

    They fill the space with comb if you leave it there long enough. I have left medium frames in a deep box for a year. The only reason comb within the frame is beneficial is it is convenient to me as a...
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