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    Re: OAV injection location

    Johno, seems like that 3/16 tall cavity you're injecting into would serve well to make the vapor fan out over the frames
    going from the bottom it's a 3/4 tall cavity (plus ya gotta bend over)
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    interesting thought about moisture
    I have some of those desiccant packs laying around, I think I'll store my OA container in a ziplock bag with those
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    Re: Verroa Mite treatment with OA

    I did my third treatment spaced 7 days apart yesterday
    another large mite fall this morning
    I guess I'll do one more in another week, the bees don't really seem to mind it much
    in the past I just...
  4. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    they put the queen on a diet before they swarm (so she can fly) and she can get through an excluder

    is this the pdf folks referred too?...
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    Re: Verroa Mite treatment with OA

    I did the second of my 3 planned OAV treatments the other day
    I have screen bottom boards so I blocked off the bottom with posterboard
    Here's the mite fall 24 hours later, I'd say it was needed...
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    Re: Under Hive Treatment

    I've been hearing folks say rock salt, and if you have it, ash from a wood stove
    just trying to make the soil unsuitable for em
    probably also helps with grass and weeds
  7. Re: Can a computer count and/or distinguish bees?

    I saw a study years ago where they put barcodes on the bees (much lighter) and a camera at the hive and then cameras at various feeders they had setup.
    They were studying the bees preference for the...
  8. Re: Can a computer count and/or distinguish bees?

    here's an approach I probably won't be implementing in my hives:)
    https://qz.com/167730/the-internet-of-bees-could-save-our-food-supply/
  9. Re: Can a computer count and/or distinguish bees?

    Here's a website with tutorials to do the neural net thing but you REALLY have to want to do it to wade through it.
    I played with it with the aim of training a spray nozzle on a hose to keep...
  10. Re: Sons of Swarm Cam: Outside View and Inside View!

    thanks,

    so far my video quality leaves a bit to be desired, this will help me optimize it
    I'm using a Logitech C920 usb cam
  11. Re: Sons of Swarm Cam: Outside View and Inside View!

    neat setup, any chance of getting you to share the command line you used to start ffmpeg?
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    Re: Why bees build in hexagons

    check this out, bee's learning simple math
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/08/health/honeybees-learn-math-study-trnd/index.html
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    Re: gotta pinch a queen

    Thanks Steve,

    you're right, I found it with google
    it's called Nasanov pheromone
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    gotta pinch a queen

    Hey Guys,

    I have a neighbor who just got her first packages (early May)
    man has she had trouble
    first, one of them had no queen, marked worker instead
    supplier gave her a new queen but it's a...
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    Re: giving a weak hive a boost

    the problem is the other hive is just getting started too
    I'm going to wait a bit and see how it goes, moving frames is always an option

    Thanks
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    Re: giving a weak hive a boost

    Thanks Folks,

    In this situation I the the location switch might be best.
    It's a neighbor who's new at this
    She asked me to come look at two packages a week after install (weather had been all...
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    giving a weak hive a boost

    Hi Folks,

    I have a new package that's getting off to a slow start
    It's a long story why, but that irrelevant
    If I want to give them some resources in a couple of weeks, how would I do that?
    If...
  18. Thread: PACKAGE HELP

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    Re: PACKAGE HELP

    I'm getting a couple of packages tomorrow too, I'm sure same place as OP
    Weather is going to be miserable (rain) and go down to freezing tomorrow night.
    I'm thinking just check syrup can and make...
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    Re: CCD and Urban Beekeepers

    here's some research suggesting use of neonics on corn result in it being in HFCS whick lots of folks use for feed...
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    imidacloprid and CCD

    new research on the nice stuff we put on our crops
    ...
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    Re: temperory obsevation hive

    I wouldn't do it this time of year in NC
    you need to wait till spring
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    Re: Royal Empress Tree

    there was some discussion here a while back and apparently they are actually very valuable as timber, something like balsa but stronger.
    plus the bees like them

    Dave
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    Re: Flow seems on but no comb being drawn

    I looked up at the tulip poplars with some binos yesterday and a few of the buds are open
    let the games begin:thumbsup:

    Dave
  24. Re: Bees clustered in top after rainy day install

    do what J&J said
    that weather is ok, just feed them till it gets better
    a bunch of natural comb in that empty box will be a mess to clean up

    Dave
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    Re: Farm animals in pen nearby?

    if they're in a pen it's no problem
    the problem comes when they can get near the hives
    livestock tend to want to scratch up against the boxes which doesn't make the bees too happy, nor the...
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