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    Re: OA Vapor & Dribble brood mortality

    Cloverdale I read a paper about 6 weeks ago, unfortunately I cannot remember where I read it. This paper compared dribble to vapor treatments and documented brood loss and at the end found that...
  2. Re: virgin queens-in-swarms logistics; why? why?!

    From what I have experienced it seems the primary swarms leave with the old queen, then when the swarm cells emerge not all the cells get killed and then secondary swarms leave with virgin queens. I...
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    Re: Understanding varroa treatment

    I would just like to add that the Easy Vap was not a knock off of the Provap 110, My concept was taken from the Sublimox and you will find the postings and some pictures on this forum pre dated the...
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    Re: Evicting a fresh swarm?

    Very interesting, I wonder if that would work if there was brood in the colony.
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    Re: OA and reduced honey yields

    Yes I also recently read of a project where OA and brood breaks were tested against Apivar and the results were that the OA and brood break hives ended up weaker than the Apivar hives, wow I wonder...
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    Re: Found 6 N95 Masks I was using for OAV

    I must say that I have used the N95 inside when treating my observation hives and treating my AZ hives without a problem. I first started using this mask when I was researching the vaporizers I...
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    Re: I'm convinced that OAV is a cure-all for mites.

    There is only one miticide that I know of that is supposed to kill mites in capped brood, it also kills a lot of bees and brood and queens from time to time is also very temperature dependant and for...
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    Re: Johno's Easy Vap - Vaporizer

    If you are using a pan type of vaporizer it draws around 13 to 15 amps and where the voltage settles does not matter, however for a band heater vaporizer the draw when heating would be around 23 to...
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    Re: I'm convinced that OAV is a cure-all for mites.

    There you go! No matter what the survival rates might indicate there will always be some one standing behind ans shouting that you are doing it all wrong.
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    Re: I'm convinced that OAV is a cure-all for mites.

    7 years now using only OAV for mite control with less than 10 % winter losses year after year mostly due to queenless issues and yes starvation. However I am in a location where the years honey is...
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    Re: Johno's Easy Vap - Vaporizer

    I am not sure that a lawn mower battery will have sufficient power to run the inverter at a 275 watt load from such a small battery as the volt drop under load could trip out the inverter. Then...
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    Re: Johno's Easy Vap - Vaporizer

    Reno310 and any others who are looking to get onto my list, I have not yet caught up but you can start emailing me to get on the list. There will be a delay of around 4 weeks before I can deliver. ...
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    Re: Introducing the Easy Vap Pro

    Anthony I have treated only with OAV for the last 6 or 7 years now with yearly losses of less than 10%. Unfortunately other things have cropped up and I was unable to run some 6 hives on a weekly...
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    Re: Possible computer virus threat

    I had this happen some time ago, when I would open beesource a flag would come up that I had a new message if I then opened the message it would come up as some group claiming to be microsoft who...
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    Sticky: Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    No Problem OT, the mystery donor was apparently banned for telling some idiot that that he did not know what he was talking about, if this continues there may not be many folks allowed to contribute...
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    Sticky: Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    OT I was asked to post this from a very Knowledgable beekeeper who for some obscure reason cannot post it himself,
    Oxalic acid dissolved in glycerin is well known to rapidly form a mono ester with...
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    Sticky: Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    Hi OT, from what I gathered when I played with this stuff some years ago you have to be carefull when dissolving the OA into the hot glycerin cause if the temperature of the mixture exeeds 140...
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    Re: Introducing the Easy Vap Pro

    Beesohappy, the impossible takes a while and miracles take a little longer. However if you have bee space under your migratory lids you can make the 1/4" hole from the front edge of the lid going...
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    Square I use Lauries trick of fitting coated plastic foundations cut in half and the half centered in the frame and these are placed to the outside of the brood boxes, the center is drawn in worker...
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    Re: Johno's Easy Vap - Vaporizer

    Hi Reno, not just yet as I am still struggling through the backlog of orders. There could also be another problem on the horizon, the corona viris in China is causing many factories to shut down so...
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    Re: Introducing the Easy Vap Pro

    Personally I think a 100 watt solar panel will be too big, maybe 50 watts will do the job. However no matter the size it will require a voltage regulator otherwise batteries generally get...
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    Re: Introducing the Easy Vap Pro

    I forgot to mention that batteries need to be stored fully charged and then trickle charged to top up every month or so otherwise they will lose capacity pretty fast.
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    Re: Introducing the Easy Vap Pro

    I would guess that a 50 amphour deep cycle battery should do the job for you, I always tend to go a little bigger rather than smaller in my choice of power. Most guys use a 500 watt inverter with...
  24. Thread: Catch the Buzz

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    Re: Catch the Buzz

    Yes Deb that was a tongue in cheek comment, but remember before neonics and mites there were always bee losses. If I remember correctly most keepers took their losses in the fall by combining weak...
  25. Thread: Catch the Buzz

    by johno
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    Re: Catch the Buzz

    Get your bees from me as they are neonic resistant! just like all those mite resistant bees you hear about. My bees are surrounded by fields planted to corn wheat and soybeans most with neonic...
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