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  1. Thread: Old bee keeper

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    Re: Old bee keeper

    I believe that moisture is a problem if it condenses on the inner cover, rains back down on them and then gets cold and freeze on the outside of ball. Thsi will conduct the heat away from the inner...
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    Didn't mention that I have 3/4” hole in most of...

    Didn't mention that I have 3/4” hole in most of my supers just to left of handholds for upper entrance in winter and summer. The front insulation, in winter, has a ~3 x3” hole to allow bees in and...
  3. Thread: Old bee keeper

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    I run heaters under my screened bottom boards on...

    I run heaters under my screened bottom boards on each hive. Use PID temp with thermocouple (tc) on the 100 watt heater with temp set price at 90F Have reduced entrances and at top let intercover...
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    I have commented on the PID controller. Several...

    I have commented on the PID controller. Several types are available. The C100 is generally the least expensive $6 to 15. There are 2 output types available, relay for max amperes & SSR ~5vdc. The...
  5. Thread: Old bee keeper

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    Re: Old bee keeper

    As to items on the market, they are expensive if many hives (2 or more?) are to be monitored. My son and I have a way to monitor the temperature on 48 hive and more if required 24/7 every 1min and...
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    Pictures of my 120v vaporizer

    Pictures of my 120v vaporizer
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    Re: Old bee keeper

    I like the new 120vac band heater method of Oxalic Acid . The speed that it can be applied; and the minimizing of "upsetting" of the bees during application are the pluses. The cost and the need for...
  8. Thread: Old bee keeper

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    Re: Old bee keeper

    Parkersburg, WV for past 55 years born in Pa about 50mi south of Penn State and 60mi west of Harrisburg. My dad got bees in 1952 as payment for a funeral. He was and untertaker.
  9. Thread: Old bee keeper

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    Old bee keeper

    Have been around honey bees since 1952. I am running up to 48 hives. Want to follow the treatment of mites, small hive beetles, and other items such as heating hives in the winter, monitor heat in...
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