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    Re: Lega Tabletop Slicer Uncapper

    OH Dear, are we talking about the same thing?
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    Re: Oxalic Dribble Method

    Thanks for the responses. I have read through them. In my apiary, I use OAV, right about now, every five days until my drop approaches zero. As soon as i am done i will post the data and that the...
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    Re: Oxalic Dribble Method

    Thanks i read that earlier...
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    Oxalic Dribble Method

    The company i work for is about to embark on the use of the dribble method on our colonies.

    It is early novemeber. In about 4 weeks they plan on drenching colony seams with the prescribed 50mls oF...
  5. Thread: SUMAC

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    Re: SUMAC

    I also use staghorn sumac as smoker fuel of choice. Its free stays lite forever and makes a nice smoke...there iis also a varroa benefit to it.
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    that article was written in 2015. i will read it ...

    that article was written in 2015. i will read it When I get back to the office to hard to read it on my phone has anyone done the dribble method when it’s cold outside
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    Re: oa dribble freqency

    The company i work for want to do the dribble method in about a month. It is nov.1 today. This morning was 45. In a month it could be COLD. how smart is it to dribble liquid into a hive when it is...
  8. Thread: SUMAC

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    Re: SUMAC

    Sumac is the best smoker fuel, produces a nice smoke, stays lit forever and is free. Some cultures use it as a spice.

    I read the article about sumac having a limited effect on varroa last year....
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    Re: Holy Laying Worker, Batman!!

    buy some TEMP QUEEN STRIPS come back in a week, add some brood frames and or a queen, and you are done.
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    Re: Lega Tabletop Slicer Uncapper

    Yes, you do have to prep the frames, but you have to anyway so they will fit in the extractor.
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    Re: Lega Tabletop Slicer Uncapper

    I bought it a couple years ago....i hate wax cappings is why i got it. They have since come out with an upgraded model with new features. Overall I wouldnt trade it for anything except for the...
  12. Re: TEMP QUEEN STRIPS and mated queen introduction

    I wish i knew more about the QMP, whether it is a generic qmp pheromone so the bees sense there is enough present but dont really bond to the scent.
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    Re: Splitting a hive and adding a queen

    I have never risked a direct release and always use the transport cage..it makes sense to wait a while to remove as much of the chance for disaster as possible....thanks
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    Splitting a hive and adding a queen

    Can I add a queen to a new split or do I have to wait a while for them to sense they are queenless?
  15. TEMP QUEEN STRIPS and mated queen introduction

    I have had a temp queen strip (QMP) in a queenless hive for about 2 days and have the mated queen in hand. Do I need to wait to place the queen cage in the hive after I remove the temp queen strip...
  16. Re: Swarm Behavior: Bees massing at entrance- EXTRA BEES?

    Thank you MB. Love your book! It is a strong hive, all 3 made it through the winter easily and I reverse split on March 29th inhopes that they won't swarm...I do this every year...Every year is...
  17. Swarm Behavior: Bees massing at entrance- EXTRA BEES?

    Hi,

    I was wondering about swarm behavior this time of year.

    When you begin to see bees massing about the front entrance after hours, do you guys think these are the EXTRA bees that are crowding...
  18. Re: One handed queen catcher -vs- two finger queen catcher.

    Yes that's the one!!!! still have to pay shipping unless you have ML dealer nearby....I like this thing !!!
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