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I tried this last year. I found thousands and thousands of mosquito larva in those, and ended up moving them...after I moved the containers, the bees lost interest and found a better source.
That's what I was thinking as well.
I have doubts as to whether or not this will ever become an actual threat.
When I cut boxes recently, I cut them about 1/8th inch too shallow.
So instead of 9 5/8 inch, they came out as 9.5 inches.
I measured the space between frames, it looks like they're roughly...
I checked a couple of locations in PA.
One thing it is good for is insecticides. It seems pretty accurate to me on that front.
3M masks from amazon, they sell for about $1 each.
Saskatraz bees are touted for their mite resistance, right?
Would you be willing to go into more detail on how you manage your colonies for swarm prevention? Is there a specific set of methods you use, e.g., snelsgrove boards, etc?
Looks like there WAS a negative effect of multiple treatments, a 4% decline in brood. That's only for 2 treatments.
For more, say 5 treatments, in the fall and winter - could be as high as 20%...
Am I guaranteed not to kill hives if I treat with OAV twice or more when there's snow on the ground?
I'm not asking about October treatments, I'm asking about November, December/ January treatments in very cold climates where snow accumulates and doesn't go away.
Whether or not hives in those...
Curious as to how many OAV treatments bees can tolerate before dying in the winter.
I've treated once in the late fall, but I've read that some beekeepers treat AGAIN in December, if there's a...
The current "law" only exists in the US and Canada.
Elsewhere, OAV with honey supers present isn't against the law. It's only "discouraged".
I feel that it's important to make that clear.
Nancy, would you be willing to share what exactly you look for when you tip up every brood box and look under it?
I assume this means you look under every box, but if you could share what...
Thank for pointing out that the frames get a discount.
Mann lake's sale was a little disappointing.
I was hoping they'd be selling unassembled frames on black friday sale.
Sounds similar to a previous thread here on beesource which did similar math, indicating that OAV is perfectly safe to use with honey supers present.
Now I don't feel so bad not buying their overpriced products.
I don't know anywhere else to buy foundation for lower prices, however.
When did Mann lake get purchased? Who bought them?
Finally got a response from someone.
Sounds like they're happy to host numerous hives (which is what I need).
Haven't met them yet, but did talk to them on the phone. I can't really tell if...
You have a common super with NO divisions?
So you're saying that the bees, divided in the bottom 2 boxes, do not cross over in the honey super? Or do you put a queen excluder between the 2nd...
What's the lowest temperature that one can do OAV?
What's the general opinion here on very late, Winter - extremely cold weather OAV treatment?
In my area, temps will not be above 43F, and will be below freezing at night.
I've seen others...