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  1. Re: formic acid how much 95% to water makes a45mil treatment?

    27.4 ml acid mixed with 12.4ml distilled water = 40ml

    using distilled water prevents any byproduct precipitation occuring
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    Re: New queen timeline

    I highly doubt those are drones in false queen cells as little john posted.
    You said that you put a frame of eggs in the hive just a week ago.
    The bees know there is either a non laying queen or...
  3. Re: Blackberry flow is over in Portland. Should I leave them an extra super?

    Down her in south oregon, I will be harvesting in a week or 2, just letting them cap the last of the nectar. plus we have wildflowers happening for a bit.
    Don't know about North Oregon except your...
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    Re: Advice Needed for Hauling Hives

    been there az to medford or use 8mesh screen tops instead of covers, it's friggin hot on the drive day or night even through the shasta district
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    Re: foundation wax spray

    block of unheated wax is what I use, no problems
  6. Re: Urgent Question: Just spun out frames, how do I recover the wax?

    if you smashed the some of the comb with the cappings knife, scrape it off leaving the good cells, the bees will rebuild.
  7. Re: Help! Queenless hive and likely dead virgin queen

    I grafted my last batch for the season on the 6th of june and those all hatched on the 22nd and 23rd of june, and they all have larvae as of today, were on the same schedule. If your queen hatched...
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    Re: New split robbing?

    If you have a screened cover, leave a big gap between the cover and screen for good air flow, otherwise you'll come home to allot of dead bees. Been there done that, be careful in that kind of heat....
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    Re: Split advice needed

    I mix bees from resource hives all the time making up nucs, also adding brood and bees to different hives for stronger colonies. never ever had a problem. Only time I see bees fight is when a...
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    Re: Hive smell

    Check out the "therapy with" links at this site, interesting and fun claims...
    aerosols from the hive!
    dead bees

    more products to sell!
    :D
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    Sticky: Re: Shrinking population - what do I do?

    check out the efb sticky threads in the disease fourm
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    I don't buy nucs, never have. I started with several swarms and cutouts to get where I am today. Bought the genetic's I wanted to have in my op. Then went from there.
    I sell nucs and don't have old...
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    IMO It would be cheaper to buy a nuc or some frames of brood from someone.
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    Re: Horrible mating numbers

    it's about 18-20 days from hatching till you see eggs, and another 5-7 days before you see larvae
  15. Re: What have you found to be the best way to

    For our op, triangle boards are the easiest. Last season I made 120 @$2.25 each not counting my time.
    it takes 2-3 days for the bees to leave the box's. I leave them on for about 5 days, then...
  16. Re: Is BT the biological agent that kills wax moth larvae now approved to use on fram

    Bacillus thuringiensis var. aizawai (Bta) is what is used for wax moth larvae prevention on frames, XenTari is the name, OMRI listed safe. You can still get it here in the USA $26/lb. Amazon doesn't...
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    Re: Cloudy Honey

    before you start to bottle, saran wrap placed on top of the foam inside your bucket will remove +90% it works real good.
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    Re: question about emerging queen

    Your queen cells will be fine. I use cali mini cages for emergence cages. The queens have no problem hatching with no workers involved.
    It's really enlightening to watch the queens hatch as she...
  19. Re: I am trying to speed up my hive inspections.

    I pull the 4th frame from the side and look for eggs and larvae, if I see eggs and larvae I know the queen has been there in the last 3-5 days, I evaluate the brood pattern, close up and move on. I...
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    Re: Set It and Forget It?

    edit
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    Re: What is this

    Elm trees are not native in Oregon, raspberries bloom later here after blackberry, and plum blooms have passed before May in Oregon.
    Blackberries are our main flow ending soon, run between May 15th...
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    Re: 1: 1 sugar syrup recipe?

    Bleach is the cheapest and most common disinfectant when used to kill mold and bacteria and sterilization, and then degrades in the the sugar solution. But it does not turn sugar water into salt...
  23. Re: Scraped off queen cells, but didn't kill the larvae

    myself, I would go inside and check. Hopefully they didn't rebuild. If the bees did rebuild make sure your new queen is in there, remove cups and cells.
    If no queen, me I leave them be, possibly...
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    Re: White Drone?

    From what I can see in the pics it looks like DWV - the drone may be diseased.
    are the wings deformed?
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    Re: 1: 1 sugar syrup recipe?

    it stops the sugar water from turning bad

    that should be 1/4 tsp per 5 gal not 1 gal
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