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    Re: Different Oxalic Acid Vaporizers

    The Sublimox from Italy, 25 seconds per hive continuous, good for treating a lot of hives.
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    Re: Exporting queens outside the USA

    As far as i know we are only allowed to import queens into the UK from within the EU, or from New Zealand, Australia or Argentina.
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Similar effects as in post eight.
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Yes, if he has any bees it would be good to see some recent photographs of Mike working his bees, maybe a you tube film or two.
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    Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    Perhaps we are all in the twilight zone.;)
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Same here Michael, with the occasional one reaching five years.



    Much the same here, and some are brooding all through the winter as pollen is available all year round, if flying conditions are...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    This may fit in on this thread.

    http://news.yorku.ca/2012/10/15/genetic-remix-key-to-evolution-of-bee-behaviour-york-university-research/
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    Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    Yes, there is even a member on here that sells them, Juhani Lunden.
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    Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    Yes it can be done, it is done, from any country in the EU, and some countries outside the EU as well.
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    Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    If you don't intend to let the failing colonies just die, but treat to save the bees, then sounds as near to soft Bond method as you can get, treating and making up nucs with (hopefully) more...
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    Re: Clarifying 'Treatment Free'

    I am sure you have already done that, Mike...they are harvesting the honey and killing the brood after shaking/bumping/driving out the bees, much like Manley described as druv bees, packages, to...
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    Re: Clarifying 'Treatment Free'

    And this one killing the brood over sulfur pits.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M788T26WIlY
  13. Re: Is the division 'Treatment Free' adequate to the task?

    Perhaps it was the days before varroa, when the bees were often treated for Acarine with substances like Folbex strips, Methyl salicylate, Frow mixture,Smouldering creosote, etc.
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    Re: OA Vap new package upon arrival?

    Best not to start a thread asking about OA, moratorium on this substance and subject at the moment.
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    Re: Why not use Oxalic Acid?

    Lack of due diligence then.
    Good to be honest.
    Never in much of a rush myself.
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    Re: Why not use Oxalic Acid?

    Thought you had respect for the law.
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    Re: Why not use Oxalic Acid?

    Could of had a tinsy winsy leak at some point, did you have a beard at the time.
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    Re: Why not use Oxalic Acid?

    Did this gear you spent many hours in leak by any chance?
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    Re: Oxalic acid vapor timing

    It is in the evaporator i use, Mike.

    But it is for a very short time, as the whole process only takes 25 seconds from start to Finnish, this is a pressure evaporator.

    With the passive...
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    Re: Oxalic acid vapor timing

    The stuff one buys is usually oxalic acid dihydrate, which is a crystal which has two water molecules attached to each oxalic acid molecule.


    1) The water of hydration leaves at 101.5 C (214.7...
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    Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    They look good, Snookie, so well camouflaged that the bees will never find them.:D
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    Re: Does sugar feeding shortens bee lives?

    I have some Romanian Carpathian in my bees also.
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    Re: Does sugar feeding shortens bee lives?

    Mainly Buckfast Bernhard, and generally all up on the heather moors, where it is hoped a good part of the winter stores can be collected also.
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    Re: Does sugar feeding shortens bee lives?

    The majority of our bees are often completely broodless from mid to late August until late September (good time for quick mite treatment) when they start brooding again on the ivy flow, some then...
  25. Re: True Statement? "OA will not harm either brood or the queen."

    And the same here.
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