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    Re: Changing Ultrabreeze zipper to plastic

    I have had my ultrabreeze jacket for about 7 years and have even washed it a few times. I have not had any problems with the zippers. Thanks for making a great jacket.
  2. Thread: Fogging with FGMO

    by Ski
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    Re: Fogging with FGMO

    I tried fogging a few years age and it did not work for me. Will be interesting to see if anyone is having any success with it.
  3. Re: Tips or tricks for inserting mite count sticky sheet?

    The plastic mat is supposed to keep them off the sticky board.
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/product/DC-680.html
  4. Re: Tips or tricks for inserting mite count sticky sheet?

    :)
  5. Re: Tips or tricks for inserting mite count sticky sheet?

    MAtt,
    My screened bottom boards have a place to put the sticky sheet in from the back of the bottom board and it goes under the screen.
    If you don't have that and it has to go in the front entrance...
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    Re: Status Change For Antibiotics In A Beehive

    Apologize for posting it again.
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    Re: Status Change For Antibiotics In A Beehive

    The third sentence from the bottom:
    It is unclear if Fumagilin B will be subject to the new requirements.

    Also I have not heard of this being implemented. But it may be coming.
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    Status Change For Antibiotics In A Beehive

    The only one I have tried to use was Fumagilin B and by the time I got it the flow was on and the bees didn't want it but they did just fine anyway.

    From the Bee Culture daily E-mail:

    From I....
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    Re: OAV a virgin queen?

    Maybe another piece of the puzzle

    Found this at the site listed below.
    The phoretic period of the mite appears to contribute to the mite's reproductive ability. Although mites artificially...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Oxalic Acid Kit

    Thanks.
    I have heard of the dribble method but never really looked into it. I am currently using a vaporizer.
    Thanks for the replies.
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    Brushy Mountain Oxalic Acid Kit

    Got a flyer in the mail from Brushy Mountain and it has Oxalic acid in 35 gram packets and an Oxalic Acid Kit which includes 35 grams of OA, safety goggles, nitrile gloves and a 60 cc Syringe.
    Any...
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    Re: Ticks, Lime, and Bees

    Have not tried it but have read that ticks do not like citrus odors. Might try some lemon grass oil.
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    Re: My best new gadget this year!

    Not exactly a gadget but I finally found a small light way to move honey supers and hives.
    Its a welding cart that holds the tanks.

    ...
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    Re: Deluxe Uncapping Tub?

    Its not meant for extracting as such, its meant for uncapping. You hold a frame with one end on the wooden cross piece and use a knife or capping scratcher or uncapping plane or whatever your method...
  15. Re: What oxalic acid do I need and where is the best place to get it?

    I am around Greensboro North Carolina and I also could not find it in the box stores, paint stores or hardware stores. It seemed that they all just quit stocking it in the last year. I also ordered...
  16. Thread: Swarm Percentage

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    Re: Swarm Percentage

    If you don't do something to prevent it, like splitting, checkerboarding, removing the queen. Then I think 99-100% will swarm.
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    Re: Best Price/Quality for Frames?

    I was just looking at buying 100 frames:
    Dadant has the B85003 61/4 WTB/GBB for $83.50.

    Kelly has the SG style WTB/GBB $83.00.

    BetterBee was $106

    MannLake $91.50

    I may wait until july...
  18. Thread: Does Size Matter

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    Re: Does Size Matter

    D. David Tarpy from NCSU talked about queens a few years ago and if I remember correctly it came down to the better queens having a wider thorax. How they get the wider thorax, Don't think they...
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    Re: So I made a deposit on 2 nucs back in November

    MikeinCarolina,
    You asked what we would do and opinions were given.

    It won't get your nucs here any faster arguing with people here that gave you what you asked for.
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    I used the 1104 and did not look for the 1107.
    I did get the 1104 from O'Reileys. They did not have it in stock but got it in a few hours.
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Ok This sounded like a fun project so I went to a local machine shop and had the aluminum block drilled tapped and a welled out.
    I started with a sketch from Beesource and after discussions with...
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    Re: So I made a deposit on 2 nucs back in November

    The weather has been cool and rainy so I could understand the date being pushed.
    I don't think he is using your nucs to make a honey crop, but he is mostly correct that you would normally not get...
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    Re: Titi or swamp cyrilla as nectar source

    Don't have any Titi around here that I know of. But our state bee inspector told us at a meeting a few weeks ago that they are associating the titi plant with blue brood. Seems that you may loose...
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    Re: Queen present but no brood, what to do?

    Adding a frame of brood from another hive may stimulate the queen to start laying, but you may need to replace the queen.
  25. Thread: smoker fuel size

    by Ski
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    Re: smoker fuel size

    LOL SNL that is so funny. I needed a laugh.
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