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  1. Re: How long after OAV untill you can get an accurate sugar roll count?

    Depends if the bees are active (flying). If they are, the reformed crystals are carried outside the hive within 3-4 days.
  2. Re: How long after OAV untill you can get an accurate sugar roll count?

    I don't as the OA lingers and continues to kill for several days after treatment. Then the bees dispose of the reformed crystals outside the hive.
  3. Re: How long after OAV untill you can get an accurate sugar roll count?

    Thanks.....Every Saturday, is every 7 days, it's a 21 day window and is sufficient
  4. Re: OxaVap.com - The Source for Mite Killing Oxalic Acid Vaporizers!

    The new VarroVap vaporizer is now available for sale at OxaVap.com! It is a glow-plugged heated vaporizer that is well within the budget. Considering that after the initial low cost of this...
  5. Re: How long after OAV untill you can get an accurate sugar roll count?

    No study that I can find, none really needed. If you look at the honey bee life cycle and when the mite is phoretic, you'll find your answer. A mite will enter enter the cell right before it is...
  6. Re: OxaVap.Com - Name the new OA Vaporizer and get it FREE!

    The new VarroVap is now available on OxaVap.com Thanks to all who "played the game!"

    Larry
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    The fellow I talked to recommended that you not completely drain these chargers/starters either, so you may want to go to a larger size even if this one is just adequate for vaping 6-8...
  8. Thread: 0 mite count???

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    Re: 0 mite count???

    Sorry, but Michael has mites on his bees, however he says his bees have evolved to live with them........
  9. Re: How long after OAV untill you can get an accurate sugar roll count?

    Tell us about your treatment. You said you used a homemade vap. Did you see vapors coming from the hive? Did all the OA vaporize? How much did you use? Did you leave it closed up for 10 minutes after...
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    I use a similar one where I've hives that are inconvenient to pull my truck.
  11. OxaVap.com - The Source for Mite Killing Oxalic Acid Vaporizers!

    With all the good news about the killing effectiveness of Oxalic Acid here on BS and in EVERY beekeeping publication regarding the treatment for mites, now could be a perfect time to begin those 3...
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    Re: Where to buy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Have you read RS's post below?
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    Sticky: Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    Remember, if your BB opening is to small for the vap, you can always vap from the top down! Just make a two inch or so shim the size of the hive body, cut a slot in it for the vap, place the vap with...
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    Sticky: Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    Mimzy,
    If it is stovepipe material, you're fine. Aluminum flashing works well also. You do not have to have a perfect fit, but you want to close off the openings of size.
  15. Thread: Requeening?

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    Re: Requeening?

    +1 My method.
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    Re: Bottling Tank using the Maxant No Drip Valve

    Works great! No mods. No, it won't de granulate honey. I use a heating box for that then transfer it here, where it will keep it warm.
  17. Re: Tired of plastic honey gates but I won't spend $999 on Maxant bottling either. Id

    Think this:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?305990-Bottling-Tank-using-the-Maxant-No-Drip-Valve
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    Re: Less small hive beetles this year?

    All the hive beetles you folk are missing arrived here!! Lost 2 nucs to the buggers!! The hives are full of them. Fortunately, the hives are strong. I've traps in all of them. I wonder how much...
  19. Re: OxaVap.Com - Name the new OA Vaporizer and get it FREE!

    After reviewing each and every name suggestion (some even two and three times :lpf:) we've reached a decision! No BS member named the new vaporizer! The new vaporizer is VarroVap in keeping with...
  20. Thread: SHB Mess

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    Re: SHB Mess

    Setting the hive, slimed frames and all on a fire ant mound would have cleaned it right up.
  21. Re: Looking at oxalic acid vaporizers--anyone have experience with this one?

    At 40W, it would take a L O N G time to vaporize! Ebay has some quality vaps, that is not one of them.......

    If you consider the price of other treatments that you have to buy year after year...
  22. Re: Are 3 - 7 day intervals of OAV treatment adequate

    If you look at the life cycle of the mite and how long they remain phoretic (7-14 days after emerging from a brood cell), treating with OAV 3 times at 5-7 day intervals will kill the vast majority. ...
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    Re: Can't find mites in my hive

    I think you'll find that the "sugar shake" is not as reliable as led to believe. It seems the only ones that fall off in a SS are those that are dying or have yet to get a good grip on the mites....
  24. Re: OxaVap.Com - Name the new OA Vaporizer and get it FREE!

    What? BS members have run out of names? I can't believe it! :scratch:
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    Re: Do I need a electric uncapping knife?

    Is the knife serrated?
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