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    Re: Varroa Easy Check- Do you use it?

    Hey Grozzie I see no mention of the time taken to install Apivar and to do mite checks on those colonies? Besides as a small beekeeper one would be checking those hives out frequently anyhow and the...
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    Re: Varroa Easy Check- Do you use it?

    A lot of varoa management will depend on whether you are treating your mites or someone elses. I am fairly well isolated so mostly treat my own and get by with 10 treatments in late summer through...
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    Re: Varroa Easy Check- Do you use it?

    Kamon I do not know what your mite load was when you treated 5 times over 21 days and only reduced your mites by 70% but I take it that you then went to Apivar which then went on for 42 days, maybe...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    How long do your plugs last, that is the question. The answer is just how badly do you treat your plugs. The longer that plug stays on the hot vaporizer the shorter its lifespan. So my 12...
  5. Re: Oxalic Acid Dihydrate - Sublimation or Vaporization

    Maybe we are just playing with words hers as there might be a difference in the reaction between heating up anhydrous Oxalic acid and oxalic acid dihydrate. But I think the importance here is that...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    I gave up on the white silicone caps as the supplier was so unreliable, Blue caps are available from CA plugs you have to find hollow silicone plugs and choose the size that will fit your bowl...
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    Re: Varroa Easy Check- Do you use it?

    Psm1212, tell me how your alcohol mite washes tell you how many mites you have in your brood, all it is telling you is the amount of phoretic mites there are in a half cup of bees and rather hit or...
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    Re: Varroa Easy Check- Do you use it?

    Hey psm1212, It works for me in Virginia, ay any time I want to do a mite check all it takes is a treatment of OAV and check the sticky board 24 hours later. I used to try the mite checks with a...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
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    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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
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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...
  21. 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...
  22. Thread: Honey Wars

    by johno
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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...
  23. 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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