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  1. Thread: does it work??

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    I am not sure that it really works up to...

    I am not sure that it really works up to expectations. What I can say (I fogged last year and had cords)is that FGMO will most likely reduce varroas rate of developpement. It helps but it is not a...
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    '"Can be applied as soon as there is no more...

    '"Can be applied as soon as there is no more brood." Is this correct?

    This would severely limit the time of application to a few months late in the fall and in the middle of winter. Why is this...
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    " the treatment is hazardous, time of...

    " the treatment is hazardous, time of year-restricted, expensive and too time consuming." Dr Rodriguez.

    I think Dr Rodriguez that you should read and experiment a little bit more on OA. According...
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    Everything is made out of "chemical" elements....

    Everything is made out of "chemical" elements. The cut off seems to be "natural" vs "synthetic" or "man made" combinations that can't be found in nature. Oxalic acid, thymol etc... are in...
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    "The info I've seen shows that the feeding parts...

    "The info I've seen shows that the feeding parts of the mites get burned off."

    That is right, Michael,as far as the effect of OA on the varroas is concerned. The transfer mechanism to the varroas...
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    What about oxalic acid with the cords instead of...

    What about oxalic acid with the cords instead of thymol? Did Dr Rodriquez ever tried it or someone else. This is cheap, easily available, no odors, highly efficient and would not be dangerous...
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    I haven't been able to find anywhere on the Web...

    I haven't been able to find anywhere on the Web how oxalic acid strips work. Menthol, formic acid etc... evaporation process is easy to understand. But for oxalic acid crystals it's another story.
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    "This is based upon an assumption that for every...

    "This is based upon an assumption that for every 4 females killed one male is killed also. "

    You have just made the demonstration that FGMO do not reduce to zero the varroas population but just...
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    "1. It was done by the USDA and therefore should...

    "1. It was done by the USDA and therefore should be notably independant of Dr. Rodriguez."

    It was NOT done by USDA. I was done by an individual (Bob Brachman). We don't know more of Brachman that...
  10. Thread: FGMO in the Uk

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    Anyone know of any source of the appropriate oil...

    Anyone know of any source of the appropriate oil in the UK
    Would Johnsons baby oil be the right type of oil?

    Baby's oil (and "all" cosmetic oils) is generally speaking the right type of oil as...
  11. Thread: mineral oil

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    "What are the specification of an oil that meets...

    "What are the specification of an oil that meets CAS 8042-47-5?"

    Check this thread :
    http://www.beesource.com/ubb/Forum11/HTML/000154.html

    You will have the key elements as far as this...
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    I've read...

    <<FGMO gives a 69.4% reduction.>>

    I've read the paper and this doesn't impress me at all. This is really not a scientific paper. So I would never refer to it as prooving anything on either side....
  13. Thread: mineral oil

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    "If it says USP and it has directions for use as...

    "If it says USP and it has directions for use as a laxitive, yes, it's FGMO. That's what I'm using."

    NO! YOU ARE WRONG!

    These are the key elements about oils sold in a pharmacies or Wallmart...
  14. Thread: Hive ventilation

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    There are two reasons why someone other than bees...

    There are two reasons why someone other than bees "play" with hive ventilation.

    ONE. When humidity is an important factor. This is the worst enemy of the hive especially in cold winter. A well...
  15. Thread: FGMO

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    Just a few words on SBB. Efficiency of SBB as...

    Just a few words on SBB.

    Efficiency of SBB as a mean to reduce the varroas population is NOT well established.

    Available studies on SBB (closed (CSBB) and opened (OSBB)) have showed great...
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    "could you please give me/us the reference where...

    "could you please give me/us the reference where to find the research showing the advantages of a closed (at >= 4cm) screened bottom board?"

    This paper is in french :

    "Projet d'expérimentation...
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    "As far as I can find out most studies on SBB and...

    "As far as I can find out most studies on SBB and Varroa were done with them open and they do reduce Varroa populations. Most probably because they fall."

    SBB do reduce varroas not because they...
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    Please re-read my intervention. I did not...

    Please re-read my intervention. I did not mentioned anything in relation with bees, winter conditions, bees survival etc...

    This also has no relation with my personal location or experience... and...
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    Dr. R. What procedure do you use to get the fog...

    Dr. R. What procedure do you use to get the fog up in the hive with the SSB's? By using the front entrance it seems that a lot of the fog goes out the bottom instead of up into the hive. ...
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    First excuse my english, I am french speaking. ...

    First excuse my english, I am french speaking.

    I think I made quite a compleate survey on the mineral oil subject as I noticed that there are many unvoluntary errors made by many people and all...
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