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    Re: Lithium chloride as miticide

    Approved by the FDA?

    lol

    They've "approved" a lot of really unhealthy things over their history. You don't have to be a scientist to understand that the concentrations used for this...
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    Re: Lithium chloride as miticide

    I'm not against responsible experimentation. That chastisement offended my libertarian sensibilities. Cryberg hopes you are put in jail for conducting an experiment on your own bees with your own...
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    Re: Lithium chloride as miticide

    If people really want to conduct scientific experiments, using their bees and equipment, they should probably reach out to a state or local university, and offer to fund the experiment. I'm sure...
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    Re: Lithium chloride as miticide

    It's been several months since I read the study, but if memory serves, they only tested it on simulated swarms. Not in a working hive. I seem to recall someone saying it harmed brood production. ...
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    Re: Ants

    Awesome! I actually thought about something similar with neverwet, but I wasn't sure neverwet would keep them out. I'm glad to see it's works, and holds up!
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    Re: Ants

    Additional thoughts....

    I may have won this particular battle, but I didn't win the war. I think I dented a large colony on or near my land. But these ants aren't mound ants. There is no...
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    Re: Ants

    Day 5

    The problem seems to have abated.

    There are still ants on the property, but the mass attacks on the hive seem to have stopped. The lower concentration of Borax seems to have been the...
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    Re: Ants

    (For future seekers who may encounter this problem, I'm going to document the steps I take, the mistakes I make, and my observations.)

    Know thy enemy...

    These ants are really amazing creatures....
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    Ants

    I have been waging a war in one particular apiary where I keep about 50 -100 nucs at different times of the year. ...and I have a HUGE ant problem.

    I didn't always have this ant problem. 5 years...
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    Re: Roach Stations inside hive for SHB control.

    I dug up this old thread because I'm curious. Isn't the active ingredient in roach motels boric acid? They make boric acid tablets for roaches. It's my understanding all they are is bait and boric...
  11. Re: Cash Flow/Budget Projection Template for Beekeepers

    This is a 5 year old thread, so maybe you're no longer offering the excel spreadsheet. Because I don't understand what "....click on our ad to the right of this form" means. Right of what form? ...
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    Re: Any not affected by bee stings!

    You can become more sensitized to bee stings.

    When I first started in beekeeping I never had any swelling when a bee stung me. Not so much as a bump. That first year, I got stung on every part...
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    Re: I hate the ARgentine Ant -- Help.

    (To wrap this up for future seekers)

    What I tried, and what seems to have worked.

    In the yard I use basic cinder blocks, and 4x4's to serve as hive stands. The first thing I tried was high...
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    Re: Can you make a living with Bees

    There are lots of things that a person can make a living doing.

    Most restaurants fail, but some restaurateurs make a living, and a few have made a fortune. The same can be said for farming.
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    I hate the ARgentine Ant -- Help.

    I hate the Argentine Ant.

    I never thought I'd say this, but I miss the fire ants. I have yards which always had fire ant mounds. They never seemed to harass the bees. In fact, in the yards that I...
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    Re: Argentine Ants & Vivaldi Board

    I hate the Argentine Ant.

    I never thought I'd say this, but I miss the fire ants. I have yards which always had fire ant mounds. They never seemed to harass the bees. In fact, in the yards that...
  17. Re: Advantech users - what kind of joinery do you use?

    $11.20 per 5 frame hive.

    That's approximately what it cost me in Advantech to produce 20 5 frame deep hive bodies, 20 telescoping tops, and 20 bottom boards. I say approximately because I have...
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    @Johno Thanks for the information. I'm glad to hear that your Advantech woodware has lasted the test of time.
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    I'm 20 nucs into using this product.

    I'm concerned about some of the exposed crosscuts. There are cavities exposed which look they're going to be hard to fill with paint. Maybe I shouldn't...
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    Re: What should I do with this laying worker hive?

    The only thing I can say with any authority is, no I can't or, yes I can.

    ...and even then sometimes I'm wrong.
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    Re: What should I do with this laying worker hive?

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    Re: Lithium chloride as miticide

    I'm a huge advocate for further research into the efficacy and safety of this treatment in working hives. But there are a lot of questions that need to be addressed in BOTH efficacy and safety. ...
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    I need advice on what 10" blades you guys are using. My plywood/OBS blade isn't hacking it. My Dado stack is great for the rabbet joints, but the plywood blades are dulling and slow.

    I'm not...
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    Finger joints aren't really even a good joint for solid boards. I'd probably just use rabbet joints. It's a lot less effort, and in the long run will probably be just as good a joint, if not...
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    Re: What should I do with this laying worker hive?

    If you have the time an patients to make a consistent effort, it can be done. But like in all things, no method is going to be 100% successful, and the success rate on fixing this particular problem...
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