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    Re: Cow urine and EFB

    This connection could be very real. About 10 years ago a high percentage of the vultures in India were being wiped out by an anti lameness drug fed to cattle. Carcasses hauled to the fields were...
  2. Re: Heat Retention: Division Board versus Frames.

    If they were both open at the bottom and beespace above the frame, convection would be the main transfer of heat. Reflective value would be comparatively small as would through the barrier...
  3. Re: Heat Retention: Division Board versus Frames.

    What constitutes a "division board"; what material and how thick? What would be the result if it were made of foamboard insulation? Yes and if it were foil faced foamboard?
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    Re: Managing spring build up

    :thumbsup::thumbsup: Yes! The shattering can be explosive. There is such a think as dedicated "plywood" blades with extremely fine teeth and very little "set". In a pinch you can put the blade on...
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    Re: Is it genetic variance or variety?

    There is at least one disease that can result in hair loss that can account for the darker appearance. I have seen reference to other bees trying to drive off such bees. Perhaps someone can find a...
  6. Re: Heat Retention: Division Board versus Frames.

    LJ; 403 error on all links.
  7. Re: Expectations vs reality -- a personal video

    Excellent audio quality. No echos or silly music!
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    Re: Essential oils - food grade only?

    https://docplayer.net/14544077-James-w-amrine-jr-1-and-robert-noel-2.html

    Here is a link to experiment that touted the benefits of honey B healthy as an addition to formic acid. My suspicious mind...
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    Re: Essential oils - food grade only?

    https://docplayer.net/14544077-James-w-amrine-jr-1-and-robert-noel-2.html Trial of a formic acid evaporator and the HBH connection


    Here is another link that works. Takes a bit of reading to...
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    Re: Essential oils - food grade only?

    <There are enough risks when using formic acid and anything that reduces queen loss is worth using.> MY guess is that if this effect is well founded the HBH would have become a standard component of...
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    Re: You might be a beekeeper if...

    Your bedsheets and white stuff have mysterious little yellow stains.
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    Re: Essential oils - food grade only?

    I can't remember reading much consensus on the benefits of essential oils. I mean from serious, controlled experiments, not anecdotal claims. Many of them do have miticide capabilities but their bee...
  13. Thread: Laying worker?

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    Re: Laying worker?

    Those bees are old so no value there. Make sure you keep the comb from being destroyed by beetles or wax moth. That is where the value is. Personally I would shake them out miles from home!
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    Re: Laying worker?

    As Bdfarmer suggests uncap some brood. You can identify drones by their much larger eyes vs workers. Comparison photo in the link below.

    I agree that such solid capped drone brood will be from...
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    Re: Cow urine and EFB

    Its going to mess up calling out someone for PPB! (Pith Poor Beekeeping)
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    Re: Cow urine and EFB

    Not much warning; when they are ready to go, they are quick on the draw! I've been had!

    If the urine is not cow specific, I can think of easier sources!
  17. Re: What to do with damaged or ruined foundation?

    Pressure washer does a good job. They can be rented if you dont have accesss to one.

    You should do a rewaxing to get the comb redrawn. Kamon Reynolds has a good video of rewaxing making good...
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    Re: Cow urine and EFB

    Not so many years ago pregnant mare urine used to be commercially collected for hormone production; estrogen perhaps? It is now synthesized. There might well be something valid in the connection with...
  19. Re: Drawn comb in semicircular hive body vs trapezoidal body.

    That pose looks a bit like bee yoga! ;) Nice frame.
  20. Re: Drawn comb in semicircular hive body vs trapezoidal body.

    That is the Catenary Arc! seen everywhere in nature for a good reason.
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    Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    I did not do a lot of digging to find the best price for the cardboard but for a trial that is not a concern. I double glove with the thin nitrile gloves. I usually use them single layer for most all...
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    Re: Formic Pro and Your Health

    It is not hard to believe that Formic and Oxalic acids are first cousins!
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    Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    <Meaningfully contamination is another story...> Yes. Oxalic acid is a natural component of honey and glycerine is GCAS: generally considered as safe. One of the common components of lip salves etc....
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    Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    I believe the Aluen Cap strip has approval (or at least no condemnation) in Argentina where it is patented, for use with supers on. Presently they would not be an approved treatment in US. Since bees...
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    Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    Check out this link.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP60hsPa38Q
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