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    Re: Is fall treatment for varroa obligatory?

    I use vaporized OA every fall and spring, nothing else, four days apart six times.
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    Re: Getting comb drawn 'on demand'.

    Hello GG,

    it is not really part of this post, put I will answer you. I don't like to be restricted in my movement, so why should the bees (or queens) be? The only time I had swarms was with the...
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    Re: Getting comb drawn 'on demand'.

    Okay Grey Goose, you got me: it should have read 'principle' as in: is a rule, standard, or belief of one kind or another

    Cheers
  4. Thread: Runny Honey

    by Biermann
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    Re: Runny Honey

    It must depend on location. I extracted last Sunday because I needed product (honey) and had many just partially capped frames. Moisture 16.6%. I have never been above 17%. I tested a jar of Manuka...
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    Re: Getting comb drawn 'on demand'.

    Hello LJ,

    I am listening (reading) too. This is a big mystery to me too.

    We all know that drawing wax is hard on the bees and takes time away from filling drawn comb, correct?

    I normally...
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    Re: Set It and Forget It?

    Well, if it sounds easy - it is probably not true. If BD can do it, so can anyone.

    But = would you take your cattle and let them roam free? Maybe 150 years ago in the west you could, but the...
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    Re: Bamboo skewers as a frame

    I always use one or two frames like this when we have a good nectar flow. I have customers looking for honey comb and this is the easiest way to give the bees some 'guidance'. The comb is easy to cut...
  8. Re: Cover crops that are good nectar sources in a Los Angeles Spring?

    Hm, the Phacelia I know and use is Phacelia tanacetifolia it is a species of phacelia known by the common names lacy phacelia, blue tansy or purple tansy.

    Joerg
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Hello robinh, why don't you take a sharp knife and cut the plug off 1/4"? It will reduce the volume of your plug cavity, but you should still have enough room for the charge.

    BTW, this problem...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    More finished units to go out.

    I have changed now to only produce the bottom exit tube after one customer tried to wedge a top exit tube in to the bottom bee entrance and broke it off.
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Thanks Frank, you are absolutely right, it takes no time to treat, but 15-20 min. to uncover my hives and I am getting lazy in my age.

    I guess my supers don't go on before later in May or early...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    double post
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Hello Jerryob4, if you are talking to me, I only ship within Canada, not south of the 49. So if you are in the States, look at johno's unit and send him a pm. Or, if in Canada, send one to me.
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Hello All,

    I need some advise.

    My new unit works like a speed bird. The bottom pipe exit proves to be very efficient and the 1.5" inside the bowel seems to keep more heat and speeds-up the heat...
  15. Thread: Bucket feeder

    by Biermann
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    Re: Bucket feeder

    I use jars with plastic lids and have only three small holes, 1/16" and it seems to me that a 'hungry' hive can suck through thus three holes two pints a day while a hive not needing it doesn't touch...
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    Re: Testing top vs. bottom entrances.

    Hello GregV,

    I found your thread more or less by accident and the reading was fascinating, thanks to post this that always played in my mind, but I was to chicken to ask the question.

    Your snow...
  17. Re: Making Michael Palmers inexpensive pollen sub

    Hello Fellows,

    Thank you for this, I am working on this too, because it seems nobody has patties till the end of the month. I made some last year, but didn't have the right recipe, this should now...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Thanks logi...........,

    I wanted to build a rugged unit, where nobody gets electrocuted or burns more areas then necessary and that lasts for years.

    To clarify: I meant the sweep on the 3/16...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Hello All,

    We did some more work and have now two options for the discharge pipe. I call it 'high' or 'low'. The problem came when I had customers wanting to treat through the front, bottom...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Hello all OA Vappers,

    My final (for now) setup:
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    The 3/16 hard copper tube goes in about 3/8" above the bottom and curves up to the back side of the bowl. With this, any...
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    Re: cold weather questions

    Oh you Seattle boy's, at times I envy you when you say spring is coming quickly. For us that is still two month away (it feels like), but it could be in two weeks, who knows. We had it mild in...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    PM me for pricing.

    Joerg K.
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    @ little_john - I assume you mean 'ergo' not 'ego' - we have them with both and it does not make a diff. particularly when the unit sits upside down to re-load.

    @mgolden - I rest it normally...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Hello All Vapo's,

    this is now our final unit after many trials and changes and fine tuning.

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    Let me know your comments.

    Cheers, Joerg K.
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    I have to agree with johno. We build some VAP's now too and I have experimented with alu plugs on both side and have gone back to welded copper bottom on 1 1/4" copper pipe with fitting mocaps.
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