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  1. Thread: Thymol

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    Kurt Bower, it's difficult to have beekeeping as...

    Kurt Bower, it's difficult to have beekeeping
    as major job for living here in Greece. And i think same thing happens everywhere.Reasons are many and everybody who's in knows them.
    If you have 500+...
  2. Thread: Thymol

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    Thank you very much. That means that i have to...

    Thank you very much. That means that i have to find somebody else to buy thymol. Price for oxalic acid in Athens is 9 Euro per kg.
  3. Thread: Thymol

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    I would like to ask you what's the price of...

    I would like to ask you what's the price of thymol crystals in your country. Here in Greece cost me 0.6 euro per gram. I think that it's a bit expensive or not?
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    Brewer's yeast has almost the same vitamins and...

    Brewer's yeast has almost the same vitamins
    and minerals with baker's yeast
    Both of them have B1,B2,B3,B6,H,B5,Bc vitamins.
  5. Thread: Oxalic Acic

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    I would like to ask you Axtmann, if oxalic acid...

    I would like to ask you Axtmann, if oxalic acid has any effect in chalkbrood and if it does in wich form (i mean giving it with syrup of with the vaporizer). I used acetic acid with very good results...
  6. Thread: Thymol

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    You could get some more info on this site ...

    You could get some more info on this site
    www.beekeeping.com/apiguard/natural_health.htm
  7. Thread: oregano

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    Bees likes very much to work on oregano and thyme...

    Bees likes very much to work on oregano and thyme and all the other plants of Lamiaceae family. Here in Aegina Island thyme is growing everywhere and i mean it. Square kilometers covered with thyme...
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    Seems that these rearing system have lots of...

    Seems that these rearing system have lots of difficulties. When you try to put the plastic cups to the hive that is going to grow them up do you give pollen pie and lot of syrup to the bees for about...
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    Bees do need salt in very small quantities. It's...

    Bees do need salt in very small quantities. It's better to put it on water, one teaspoon is enough. If your beeyard is next to sea you don't need to do that. Bees taking the salt that they need from...
  10. Thread: hive plans

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    You have wright. It does not worth to make your...

    You have wright. It does not worth to make your own hives unless you have tools as you said and time. The easiest thing is to build the box. If you want to make box joints you need a table saw or a...
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    The bees move their eggs or larvae from one area...

    The bees move their eggs or larvae from one area of the frame to an other. They move them even in other frames. I've seen it a week ago when i split a hive. In the queenless hive i had 5 frames of...
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    Has anyone tried the nicot system and the jenter...

    Has anyone tried the nicot system and the jenter system for raising queens? Which is better, and what differencies in use they have? Thank you.
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    The same thing happend to me. I mixed little bit...

    The same thing happend to me. I mixed little bit of honey in boiling water and when the mixture was almost cold i put it on my feeder.5 days were enough for the bees to take 650 gramms of syrup.
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    I mean syrup for spring stimulation feeding on...

    I mean syrup for spring stimulation feeding on new hives. After 4 days the syrup crystallized on the Miller type feeders i have on my hives.
    I don't use to boil the water with sugar. First i bring...
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    I'm wondering what i can add in sugar syrup to...

    I'm wondering what i can add in sugar syrup to avoid crystallization.
  16. Thread: smoker fuel

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    In my place we use cows manure. It has to be very...

    In my place we use cows manure. It has to be very dry and last long. That is what you want if you have to inspect lots of hives.
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    How you make the Honey-B-Healthy? I'm...

    How you make the Honey-B-Healthy? I'm interresting to make some of it to try.
  18. Thread: feeding

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    Time for feeding has come so i like to ask you...

    Time for feeding has come so i like to ask you about soy flour you are using. Do you mix soy flour as it is or you reduce the protein percentage to 23% wich as they say is the best for feeding? I'm...
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    Can i use any kind of vegetable fat for making...

    Can i use any kind of vegetable fat for making grease patties?
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    Does any one knows Phacelia Tanacetifolia? I...

    Does any one knows Phacelia Tanacetifolia?
    I don't know the name of it in English. That flower gives about 40 Kg of honey for every 1000 sq. mt. and wants almost no water.

    [This message has been...
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    Isn't linseed oil toxic for bees in the summer...

    Isn't linseed oil toxic for bees in the summer when temperature goes up? I use lime stones with water. When it starts disolving i brush the inner side.

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    (edited January 21, 2003).] [This message has...

    (edited January 21, 2003).]

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    Is possible to grow up a hive with one kind of...

    Is possible to grow up a hive with one kind of bees and after a couple of months to put a new queen of a different kind to change the popullation's characteristics?
    Does the old bees accept the new...
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    Is silicon toxic for bees? Ans if not can i use...

    Is silicon toxic for bees? Ans if not can i use it in the hive?
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    I have a question about Miller type feeders. Can...

    I have a question about Miller type feeders.
    Can i put pollen as well as syrup or not? Thanks
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