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    Re: The 150 rule (heat plus humidity)

    +1 on the cool vest! I worked for years in the hazmat industry,you know, the guys in the white tyvek suits cleaning up spills. We had the cool vests and they make a huge difference, but you can make...
  2. Cell starter packed with bees or walk away splits raising queens

    So I have been following all the "grafting trouble" threads of late and have a question.

    I fully agree that to get a good "take" with grafts/cut cells the most important thing is for the cell...
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    Re: Another Propane Fogger Oxalic Acid Idea

    Oh I have not given up yet! I could modify the input side of the fogger. Still thinking about it.
    capathome
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    Re: Another Propane Fogger Oxalic Acid Idea

    I dont think the acid will mix with an oil. Most acids are degreasers. Maybe chemguy can help with the quest?
    capathome
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    Re: Another Propane Fogger Oxalic Acid Idea

    So I spent the morning in the workshop tinkering with the Burgess propane fogger. It turns out that I cannot get this apparatus to produce the kind of steamy fog that I had hoped. It does fantastic...
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    Re: Another Propane Fogger Oxalic Acid Idea

    Thanks for the confirmation Chemguy. I thought it should be the same.

    So does OA kill as a contact pesticide ie. acid burn on the exoskeleton of the mite? Or the sharp crystals scraping away the...
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    Re: Another Propane Fogger Oxalic Acid Idea

    Exactly! While the dribble method is more labor intensive, I could do it. However, I run 3 mediums as a brood nest so it would require removal of one box to the ground then tilting of the second....
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    Re: Another Propane Fogger Oxalic Acid Idea

    It is my understanding that the acid forms crystals within the hive as it cools from a vapor when using a heated vaporizer. I can attest to this as I had bees exiting the hive with white crystals all...
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    Re: Another Propane Fogger Oxalic Acid Idea

    Exactly what I was thinking! Recent reading here on Beesource has led me to think that as the dribble evaporates, it leaves behind the active crystals.
    capathome
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    Re: Another Propane Fogger Oxalic Acid Idea

    Am I safe to assume that if OA works as a heated vapor and it works as a wet room temperature dribble, it will also work somewhere in between these 2 temperature ranges as a roughly 200 degree...
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    Re: Another Propane Fogger Oxalic Acid Idea

    I would think that a gram delivered by vaporization is fully integrated into the hive. I would think that a gram delivered by dribble method assuming 20% of the dribble runs off would be actual .8...
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    Another Propane Fogger Oxalic Acid Idea

    So lets get past the "it's not approved in the US for beekeeping" thing right off. I know, but if I want to treat my hives, they are my hives.

    After much study, the 2 most common methods of...
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    Re: OTS Queen Rearing

    I had the same results this year from the OTS system. Made 10 splits and all made new fat queens. I don't think I'll be needing that grafting tool after all.
    capathome
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    Re: Quotes about beekeeping

    A saying I give to all new beekeepers
    "Ask 5 different beekeepers the same question and you'll get 7 different answers"
    (Learned from spending time here on Beesource)
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