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    Re: Provap vs Sublimox vs Oxalika Pro

    Hey you have to admit that the USA was into metrics way back, look at the monetary system it was way ahead of many countries and way back in the 19 th century the rest was handed over to a government...
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    Re: Provap vs Sublimox vs Oxalika Pro

    Modify, meaning you need to drill a 1/4" or 6mm hole in the back bottom board rim that you can insert the outlet of the vaporizer into then plug when you are complete or anywhere else you would like...
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    Re: Provap vs Sublimox vs Oxalika Pro

    As you are in Europe I would take a look at the Sublimox and or the Provap type, I am not sure they are called Provap in Europe. This type of vaporizer works very well and can sublimate the 2 gram...
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    Re: Post Your Bee Pics Here

    Do bees feed on bee balm50073
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    Quite frankly I have used only OAV for the past 6 years or so, and my losses are below 10 % from year to year. I am also ashamed to say that most of my losses are starvation related with a queen...
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    Re: Johno's Easy Vap - Vaporizer

    If the Queen is still caged I would remove her and treat then after 10 minutes replace her, if she is already out of the cage and been accepted I do not see a problem as she should have started...
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    Re: Johno's Easy Vap - Vaporizer

    I cannot give you a link but if you email me I will send you a copy of the instruction sheet. [email protected]
    that is john underscore olivier.
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    Re: Johno's Easy Vap - Vaporizer

    If the honey is not for human consumption you can leave it on, otherwise the EPA states that hives may not be treated with honey supers that are for human consumption. So if you need to treat with...
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    Re: Oxalic acid vaporizer

    There is more to the OA story than the video Lburou put up. First of all if there was not a water molecule locked into the OA I doubt that you would have a Provap or Easy Vap. It is the boiling off...
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    Re: Oxalic acid vaporizer

    Gone are the days when most folks were reared to have a little common sense, most of the folks talking about this dangerous materiel had better not go swimming cause the water that you guys are going...
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    Re: Evodia Finally Blooms This Year

    Well I hope that they can out compete the useless rubbish that grows around here, choke cherries and white mulberry to name a few not to mention loblolly pines that are going in everywhere around...
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    Re: Trumps approval of pesticides

    Well snip snip and Bobs your Auntie.
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    Re: Johno's Easy Vap - Vaporizer

    Once you treat your hive with OAV the bees will remove any crystals within the hive in a matter of days, so if there are any crystals on any comb the bees will remove it. You can treat any broodless...
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    Re: Clumping under SBB

    The only good screened bottom boards are good for is to see the mite drop after an OAV treatment. So the few that I have remaining are always closed up with a board anyway, first of all to prevent a...
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    Re: Johno's Easy Vap - Vaporizer

    Conventional wisdom has it as not to treat below 40 degrees F, so anywhere above is fine with exceptions of course, it would not be good to treat at 100 degrees with most of the bees hanging out the...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    The problem with flat fiber glass tape is that it will not move to the contours of the bowl especially where you go over the band heater clamp so you end up with something untidy.
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    Re: Introducing the Easy Vap Pro

    No matter where you vaporize you will get vapor into the hive, however from my personal observations the higher you insert the nozzle the better the coverage of the vapor. If you are vaporizing...
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    Re: Drone laying queen

    So this is far more common than i thought, If this queen was in one of my queen rearing nucs she would have been long gone.
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    Drone laying queen

    I had my observation hive swarm a while ago and watched the appearance of the new queen. In due time she commenced laying in a pretty good pattern. Now when it came time to cap the brood the frames...
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    Re: Ever tried bergamot or bee balm

    I am not sure how long it takes but my bees are on the beebalm not really feeding heavily but I also have flowering dutch clover with only a bee here and there. with the beebalm the bees do not go...
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    Re: Ever tried bergamot or bee balm

    I have quite a lot of bee balm and I am spreading it as it spreads very easily. Had a wet spring this year and they are really flowering well, no bees but plenty of bumbles. Wait until the flowers...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    I use 5/16" grapho glass, start at the top and clamp the stuff under the band heater clamping screw and then wind it all the way down to the bottom and tie it off on the bowl mounting screw. I would...
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    Re: Free beehives for Virginians

    There has never been any mention of the success rate of this venture, I am of the opinion that if a beekeeper invests in his equipment he will take greater care of it. As it is I think the hive...
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    Re: Free beehives for Virginians

    No such thing as a free lunch.
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    Re: Reverse queen splits

    It is not really about believing or not believing conventional wisdom but more of questioning some of this stuff that has come down over the years. It is by questioning and testing these beliefs...
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