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    Re: No harvesting?

    Johno's easy vap .
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    Re: First Frost Thread.

    We had another frost last night. 32F.
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    Re: Formic Pro Issues?

    I can vouch for Apivar as well.

    Only downside is that it's $12 per hive for a double brood box.

    However, formic acid is $8 per hive, so the difference isn't major.
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    Re: Formic Pro Issues?

    Formic acid is so detrimental to bees that they stop swarming.

    I had an EFB outbreak this year, and EFB was less dangerous to bees than formic acid because many of those EFB colonies did end up...
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    Re: Formic Pro Issues?

    Yet another positive review of formic acid treatments. /sarcasm

    Can we keep tallies of all the negative threads about formic acid treatments?
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    Re: Need a bee suit recommendation

    I've tried a couple of different bee suites, this Forest Beekeeping Fencing Hood suite is the one I've been using.
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    First Frost Thread.

    We had our first frost last night, was 32F. Ice on the roofs of cars, ice on any metal surface.

    Please post your first frost dates.

    Location: northeast PA.
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    Re: No harvesting?

    Did you do a mite count?
  9. Re: Giganto Hive: How to get them to condense resources

    How much honey do those brood boxes contain?
  10. Re: Turning a Neglected Pasture into a Bee Yard?

    Can you tell us specifically where in Paramaribo you live? (not your exact address, but your approximate location).
  11. Re: Fall hive inspections - what should I be looking for?

    Can someone else confirm this is true? If bees are fed heavily in the fall, during a nectar flow - is it guaranteed that they still will not swarm?
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    Re: Questions on hive entrance

    I have not noticed any difference in honey production between having no entrance reducer, and having entrances reduced to the larger of the 2 settings (about 2.5 inches or so).
  13. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    I also wonder about mites ability to develop resistance to oxalic acid with glycerin, as the mode of delivery is different than OA Vaporization.

    Glycerin release, is, I'm assuming a vapor over...
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    Re: Best Feeder (top, 8F)

    I've had good results with the mann lake top feeders w/supers.

    One disadvantage is that they're $25 each.
  15. Re: Mite Treatment Cost Comparison Thread

    As indicated in my post, I have not used formic acid. If you'd be willing to provide the forum more specific information, that would be helpful.

    Also - could you please provide us with a cost for...
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    Thanks for pointing this out.
  17. Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    Here's the assay from AVANTOR PERFORMANCE MATERIALS for Oxalic acid: https://us.vwr.com/store/product/4554338/oxalic-acid-dihydrate-99-5-102-5-crystals-baker-analyzed-acs-j-t-baker

    Assay...
  18. Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    Yes, but what's the origin?

    Is it some questionable country like China with zero quality control? Or is it made in a Laboratory in the US?

    Remember, this is a bucket of wood bleach. No one in...
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    This is interesting.

    The different OA options range in purity, and there's differences between manufacturers as well.

    IMO this is the biggest issue with Oxalic acid - we don't have any "food...
  20. Mite Treatment Cost Comparison Thread

    The purpose of this thread is to carry out a cost comparison of the various mite treatments available.

    The thread will assume 2 treatments per hive, and will assume the beekeeper has 10 hives. 2...
  21. Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    This is accurate.

    One of the reasons I'd not recommend treating a hive with any "wood bleach" product.

    IDK how ppl feel comfortable buying a $9 pound of wood bleach and vaporizing that into...
  22. Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    This is an important point. The source of the OA is quite important. For example, I wouldn't treat my bees with any "wood bleach" sold on Amazon, or any "wood bleach" I could purchase at home depot...
  23. Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    It would not surprise me if OAV did not add any measurable OA to the honey.

    The previous thread on calculations represents a conservative MAXIMUM contamination of approximately 25mg OA /lb of...
  24. Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/oxalic-acid-heat-vaporization-and-other-methods-part-2-of-2-parts/

    The above article by Randy Oliver reiterates that Europeans readily use OA Vaporization.
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    Re: Easy OA treatments?

    Odd that someone would opt to spend $100 on a slow wand vaporizer, + the $30 for a giant battery that can only complete 20 vaporizations.

    While it would be possible to get the Easy Vap for about...
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