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    Re: Oxalic acid vapor vs Thymol

    Johno, last post didn't get posted so I'll post again. You're doing great to get it done in 4 mins. My vaporizer takes 3 mins to burn off. I leave it in the hive for another 5 sealed up. I take it...
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    Re: Oxalic acid vapor vs Thymol

    Thanks everyone. I think I will stick with OAV with multiple vaporizers. I know it works it's just the time that I was concerned with.
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    Re: Oxalic acid vapor vs Thymol

    Paulemar, when I stated "Brand Name" I meant the treatments that the supply houses sell where the main ingredient is Thymol. I've already treated with OAV with good results, this last month, 3 times...
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    Re: Oxalic acid vapor vs Thymol

    I've considered the dribble method but it sounds like it's a lot harder on the bees. I think I would go to multiple vaporizers before I would go dribble.
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    Oxalic acid vapor vs Thymol

    I've been using Oxalic vapor treatment for mites with good results. I'm increasing the amount of hives I have and it's becoming time consuming. I've been reading about Thymol and was wondering what...
  6. Thread: Black Comb

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    Re: Black Comb

    Cryptobrian I guess I better reread that article. I'm sorry if I put out the wrong info
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    Re: Black Comb

    Joseph he never did explain what it was. His friend was going to talk to the state inspector and that's where he left it. Maybe there will be a follow up on it next month. I hope Micheal is right in...
  8. Thread: Black Comb

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    Re: Black Comb

    Papar this was a May split. All new equipment except for four frames. The hive was doing real good. I did an inspection about 4 weeks before not noticing anything unusual. What got me concerned was...
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    Re: Black Comb

    The article was in this months Bee Culture under the column the "Inner Cover" I'm not home right now but I'm pretty sure its Kim Fultons column (sorry if I spelled your name wrong Kim). The man that...
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    Re: Black Comb

    Michael I understand that. This just seems to be something different going on here. Jack Happ also feels this is something else.
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    Re: Black Comb

    Odfrank thank you for your reply. I don't think that is the case though. I'm pretty sure that these frames turned black in a months time. In the same box I have frames that are almost white. They are...
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    Black Comb

    I was reading the Inner Cover by Bee Culture magazine and I came across the exact same thing that is going on with my hive. Same thing that is going on with Jack Happ's hive. Black comb, no bees on...
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    Re: Recent experiences with Rossman Apiaries?

    I have bought package bees from them wooden ware, coveralls and a bunch of misc stuff. They are always nice and I have always had good service
  14. Thread: adding a queen

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    Re: adding a queen

    Thanks guys for the help. I'll add a frame with eggs.
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    Re: adding a queen

    My concern is no brood, eggs for at least 2 weeks. Is that going to cause a problem when I introduce a queen
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    adding a queen

    Just inspected my hives in a out yard and found two hives Queenless. They have been this way I'm thinking a couple of weeks at least. No brood, eggs or larva. Going to buy a couple of queens, any...
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    Re: Chinese Tallow Trees

    I have one in my yard also. The bees really worked it, up until a week or so ago when it started turning to berries ( or whatever those things are). I live in S. Ga. right now not much else for the...
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    Painted bottom boards

    I always thought there should be no painted wood inside the hive. Recently I saw some pics of painted bottom boards, can't remember where though. Who paints theirs and is there any problem doing it....
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    Re: Rossman Apiaries

    I use Rossman all the time. When I first started they were very helpful. Their woodenware has always been good that I bought. I'll keep using them
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    waxing hive boxes

    Do any of you Beeks wax dip your brood and super boxes? If so how long should they last compared to a good paint? Is there any difference using paraffin vs bees wax besides the cost?
  21. Thread: Queen piping

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    Re: Queen piping

    OK that makes me feel better. Thx for the help.
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    Re: Queen piping

    What are the chances of this queen being mated, it was 5 days of rain and cold when she was hatched?
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    Queen piping

    I did a walk away split about 5 weeks ago everything went as planned. Inspected the hive yesterday could not find any eggs or capped brood. I did hear the queen piping but could not locate her. Right...
  24. Thread: Lang to topbar

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    Re: Lang to topbar

    Merince that sounds like a good plan thanks.
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    Lang to topbar

    I have all 8frame Lang's with plastic foundation. I want to start a top bar hive. What would be the easiest way to do this. I would like to split from one of my existing hives but with the plastic...
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