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  1. Re: How long a brood break is sufficient to break mite cycle

    Maybe this treatment thing has its disadvantages such as , I have 5 ten frame nucs I cannot sell for $100 each and I also have a surplus of 15 colonies comprising of 3 eight frame mediums That I...
  2. Re: How long a brood break is sufficient to break mite cycle

    Ja well no fine, I have been hearing these stories about resistant bees for the last 10 years, I have purchased breeder queens of this kind of stock and have had them and many other stocks in my...
  3. Re: Possible recommended OA vaporizer dosage changes

    GerrieRph, with mites nothing can be taken for granted. You may get away with the treatment regimen above but it would be wise to make mite checks along the way, for me an OAV treatment from time to...
  4. Re: How long a brood break is sufficient to break mite cycle

    Quite frankly in my opinion a brood break in a colony is like the 15 minute half time break in a game of rugby where neither of the two sides gets an advantage over the other. The only advantage in...
  5. Re: How long a brood break is sufficient to break mite cycle

    By the way about all the brightest and their Covid rubbish, when an Irish Professor pulls all their theories apart in a Youtube interview it quickly gets censored by Youtube as it does not fit in to...
  6. Re: Possible recommended OA vaporizer dosage changes

    Let us give credit where credit is due, Randy Oliver did not discover the glycerin/ oxalic method. This was discovered by Argentinian beekeepers who still use it and also by other South American...
  7. Re: Possible recommended OA vaporizer dosage changes

    Patricksul, been there and done that a few years ago when the Argie Bargies first came out with it. I found that if your mite load was low it would keep mite growth in check but if you had a high...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Zadriel there is no need for the solid state relay, the Mypin TA4-RNR has an internal relay for switching the band heater on and off. The contacts are rated at 5 amps resistive load and the 275 watt...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Zadriel, the TA4-RNR has an internal relay for switching light loads, I use a 11/4" copper coupling with copper welded to the bottom and the 3/16" refrigeration copper tubing welded onto the...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Hi Keith, I have replied to your message twice now but do not see it in my sent items so I am not sure if you have received my replies.
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    Re: Oxalic acid (OA) vaporizer

    Srockey, that one down in Florida looks a lot like this vaporizer56903 I wonder where he got that idea from.
  12. Thread: Honey Wars

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    Re: Honey Wars

    Oldtimer from the Maori cultural point of view all the Maori have in the honey is the name that they called that plant, and I see from one of those links that the name of Manuka was used by the...
  13. Re: Quality Queen Cells with Small Nuc as Cell Starter?

    JW, whether there is any truth to the swarm queen ideology or not I would certainly like some of those swarm free queens, there are some keepers who claim that they keep their brood boxes with deep...
  14. Thread: Honey Wars

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    Re: Honey Wars

    Oldtimer it appears to me that the Aussies have known about this honey for quite some time but as it tasted so bad that they could not sell it until the Kiwis came up with this sales pitch that...
  15. Re: Quality Queen Cells with Small Nuc as Cell Starter?

    Msl, as far as swarm cells go there are some keepers who claim that the using of swarm cells selects queens with a swarming tendency which also goes for keepers who collect swarms. Now if you wish...
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    Re: rosemary

    If those invasive Rosemary species can out invade Johnson grass and poison ivy I would like to hear about them.
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    Re: OAV Dosage - Legal Dose Not Enough

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    Can anybody show me where the formic acid is.
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    Re: Slovenian AŽ design

    These hives do have pro's and con's and I think are more suited for the Northern climes. I am in the Mid Atlantic zone and do have both AZ and Langstroth hives. Most of my production comes from the...
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    Re: OAV Dosage - Legal Dose Not Enough

    psm we have come a long way with OAV, a few years back remember the discussions that went on and on about the OA breaking down to FA and CO2 well I hope that is now dead and buried and if not I will...
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    Re: OAV Dosage - Legal Dose Not Enough

    Psm, I doubt that there will be many mites feeding on bees while there is brood available unless the hive is over run with mites. It is unlikely we will get any real interest by academia in OAV as...
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    Re: OAV Dosage - Legal Dose Not Enough

    I think we will all agree that if crystals of OA get onto a mite it will die, the length of time those crystals remain active in a hive is not quite clear although it has been said to be a max of 3...
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    Re: A Randy O model...

    If 12 years is the magic number I am almost there, 11 years of doing the first year over and over again.
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    Re: OAV Dosage - Legal Dose Not Enough

    Well when the EPA tells me what they do with their bees I will start to take notice of what the EPA has to say. Of course OAV does not work, you can ask my bees that have been treated with nothing...
  24. Re: If I add an upper entrance above my QE will the bees fill the honey supers faster

    I believe George Imrie did a study on this, and from this came the Imrie shim which is a shim to create a second entrance above the QE. On the trials he conducted the hives with entrances above the...
  25. Thread: No Mites??!

    by johno
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    Re: No Mites??!

    After 2 treatments of OAV on a broodless package with zero mite fall means either you have zero mites or the stuff you were sublimating was not oxalic acid.
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