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    Default How to do OA dribble?

    Title says it. I need to know everything about it; mixing, application, etc.

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    Default Re: How to do OA dribble?

    Visit Randy Oliver.
    4 yrs, Peak 14, back to zip, T lite; godfather to brother's 3.

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    Default Re: How to do OA dribble?

    Here is Randy Oliver's page on OA, including the dribble method:
    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/oxal...-1-of-2-parts/

    You would be wise to read the entire page, and its related links, but if you want to see the mixing formula, look for the link about 2/3 down the first page.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: How to do OA dribble?

    Randy Oliver's site is called ScientificBeekeeping.

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    Default Re: How to do OA dribble?

    How do you measure it. Thanks for the link btw. Very informative.

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    Default Re: How to do OA dribble?

    Quote Originally Posted by westernbeekeeper View Post
    How do you measure it. Thanks for the link btw. Very informative.
    By weight, not volume. You can buy a digital kitchen scale for around $20.
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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    Default Re: How to do OA dribble?

    Ok, that's what I thought. I have a very nice digital scale here that will do great.

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    Default Re: How to do OA dribble?

    Ok then, how much OA syrup would I need for a 25 hives? And then how much OA (in weight) would I need for that amount of syrup? Do you treat each seam of bees in each deep? Like: say if I had a double deep, do I dribble both deeps of bees, or just the top one? I know I sound dumb, sorry.

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    Default Re: How to do OA dribble?

    Little rusty so forgive me. You really do it by seam of bees, a single loaded is not the same as light single. double gets tipped up and dribbled twice.

    It will be roughly around a quart in total.
    4 yrs, Peak 14, back to zip, T lite; godfather to brother's 3.

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    Default Re: How to do OA dribble?

    If the hives are broodless how fast will you see the kill show in a mite roll (two days a week?)? and How high of efficacy is to be expected?

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    Default Re: How to do OA dribble?

    By the time they are broodless here they are tucked in for the winter. The drop is mostly overnight onto sticky, a few more on the next day. A few hives will have a 2nd drop on week two, by the 3rd there are not many left to drop.
    4 yrs, Peak 14, back to zip, T lite; godfather to brother's 3.

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