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    Re: Possible computer virus threat

    That is something on your computer, possibly being triggered by an ad, and if you download their "update", you will get something that will "scan" your computer, tell you there is heaps of stuff...
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    Re: Top Bar Cell Calculation

    Using a snip from MSL's pic, could not a reasonably accurate cell count be found by counting cells along the 2 lines i have drawn then multiplying? After squaring the comb using Little John's method?...
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    Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    At this time varroa do not seem to have developed any resistance to oxalic acid.

    Yes there is a downside, which is that too much oxalic acid can weaken beehives, this is probably if it gets into...
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    Re: Possible computer virus threat

    it IS some type of malware on your computer, so if your AV is not detecting it, take a screenshot of it and send it to your AV company so they can investigate.

    Depending which windows version you...
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    Re: Killing Wasps in New Zealand

    :thumbsup: :D
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    Re: Killing Wasps in New Zealand

    LOL thanks Cloverdale :D

    It's an issue we have over here because we are a small Island country with everywhere close to the sea, so we do not get extreme cold in the winter.

    Which means that...
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    Re: Killing Wasps in New Zealand

    Hi Grozzie it is a battery powered Makita blower with an attachment for holding the powder. It's in a shed now i won't see it till Friday, when i do I'll get a pic of it.

    The powder was a locally...
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    Killing Wasps in New Zealand

    This was todays lunch time activity :cool:

    Unfortunately the cameraman, who was not protected, had to leg it before really getting into the video :), so I came back and made a part 2 showing the...
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    Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    The video that you linked just a few posts ago Crofter, is about exactly what a lot of beekeepers are doing over here, just here they are doing it on a bigger scale, thousands of strips into...
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    Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    Wondered about that, such is life. :(
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    Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    Johno I have posted that info to our local forum, much thanks to whoever the "mystery donor" of that information was, much appreciated.

    And Crofter i have also linked your video in our local forum...
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    Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    We posted at the same time, great video Crofter. :)
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    Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    OK thanks guys. I very much appreciate that detailed hgelp, and it does seem that I likely overheated it.

    I did not know that the process of converting into formic acid could continue even at room...
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    Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    Old thread revive I know, but hoping to attract the help of a chemistry buff who could help.

    Background to my question is that over here in New Zealand, treating for varroa mites by hanging OA...
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    Oh i get what you saying now Swarmhunter, you are looking at the burr on the top box and think there is that big of a gap between boxes. That was actually an ill fitting top feeder.
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    Hope i didn't underwhelm you with my strange accent. But hey, I don't have the accent, you guys do. :D

    But seriously, SP do you have natural comb in your hives? If so and the hive is allowed a...
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    Good comment Kevin.

    I think it's this. A bee space is not a magic number it is simply a suitably sized gap for bees to fit through so they can move around the hive.

    So when we used wooden...
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    Good story FP! You know you have made it once you thought of an idea that was out there 200 years ago. :). Like the old saying, there is nothing new under the sun!

    About that. I watched a pretty...
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    Totally agree. i think wood is better in several different ways for bees. Even in our mild winters here, when i was in the process of switching from wood to plastic and had both in the same apiary,...
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    Fixed that.
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    I set the comments to on, but apparently YouTube has disabled the comments for child protection. Later today when i have time i will try to figure out how to fix this.

    I think you are correct. The...
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    Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    I know it's winter going into spring in the Northern Hemisphere, but over here it's fall, and honey harvest time. I've been harvesting honey and once again finding how difficult it can be to seperate...
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    Re: New fight against the mite?

    There are a number of "innovations" that will "revolutionise" beekeeping, that have been talked about, and in the media, for quite a few years.

    The amazing power of mushroom water keeps cropping...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    Interesting indeed.

    Back when you said you would treat combs with bleach i was thinking wow, major mistake.

    But, seems you have made it work. :)
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    Re: Image-blocking

    I use https://postimages.org/ , simple site to use, free, and doesn't seem to have any strings attached.
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