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  1. #1
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    Greetings . . .

    I respectfully direct this question to MICHAEL, but everyone's answer is welcomed.

    MICHAEL - I have read that you apply FGMO to your top-bars. I assume the oil may run off, maybe thats not a problem. Maybe the oil gets spread around more.

    Question: Do you think a small reservoir in the top-bar would be beneficial?

    Maybe a depression, say 3/4 wide x 1/8" deep created using a round-nose router bit.

    Thanx
    Dave W

  2. #2
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    sure sounds like avery good ideal

  3. #3
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Personally I just use a paint brush and brush it on the top bar. I don't put it on real heavy. I have seen bees get a heavy coat of oil on them and die. A little bit and they groom a lot and the mites die. A lot is not necessaily a good thing. I think Dr. Rodriguez has come up with more ways of getting just the right amount and I just bought a fogger myself. I hadn't heard about his research until this summer and fall and didn't get a fogger until too late to use it this year.

    I think it would be too much.

  4. #4
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    Mar 2000
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    Sequim / Wa / USA
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    Hi all
    To vary from the original application method and formula is not recommended .
    If you do , then you must perform application tests and record the findings for your own record . If you find that you will have success it is suggested to get in touch with the originator ( Dr Pedro Rodriguez ) to discuss the matter and let him be the guide for any development which might develop from your tests and experience .
    As he already mentioned in one of the late posts , he is experimenting with different methods of applications and so are other members . But those application differences have to be proven first before it gets public . The present method of application has results in reducing the incident of Varroa and Tracheal mite infestations .
    In the meantime , Happy emulsing and fogging.
    JDF

  5. #5
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    Greetings . . .

    Thanks to all for your replies.

    Dave W

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