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  1. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    Green eggs and ham Sam I am.
    I use bolth, I build haunted houses so this is the busy time for me, no way could I make 4 trips to all my yards to vape them .Not trying to change your winter ways,...
  2. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    LJ... I dissagree on ALL points

    1 when they do that It knocks back Nosema ceranae https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0034528815300333. Tests with water have failed. seems...
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    Re: OAV and Brood damage

    I cant place it(sorry 3 hours of sleep in the last 36...It haunt season), but some were there was a study showing FA contaminated the honey more the OA, penetrating the cappings and all that… 3...
  4. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    I would counter most of those talking are (fad) OAV users, dribble is much different, kills mites much longer, kills many more mites in a brood on situation because of this.
    And that bring a good...
  5. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    I think it was NZ


    with dribble, yes.
    Rademacher EtAl 2017
    More importantly then all over the hive, its spread to every bee.
  6. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    yes, and no
    The CCR5-32 mutation is from plague survivors, pre plage is was 1 in 20,000, to day its one in 10 of the European pop and confers HIV resistance.
    but for most humans, the change was...
  7. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    My "finger to the wind spitball take" is the viruses have been getting worse as shown by the lowering of treatment thresholds and the off label, off season use of OAV has been growing. These 2...
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    Re: OAV with honey supers

    perhaps, I think biological break down is far more likely. But the mop effect is a key point against the idea that blocking supers for a few min will have a meaningful (but illeagle) effect

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    Re: OAV with honey supers

    I have herd this said a LOT, dose any one have a study to back this? Seems like internet rumor.
    We know dribble persists for good while, but it also kills mites 3-4X longer then OAV to
    Rademacher...
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    Re: Chinses Swarm commander

    Ask your self this.. if the whole bottle of the real deal vs knock off or LGO catches you just one more swarm over the few years you use it whats the cost per swarm difference?
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    Re: randy oliver article in january '17 abj

    The USDA VSH has a fairly good track record as a resistant stock, Treatment free it is not, but may be a good starting point( as it has been for others), there are some fokes claiming the traits...
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    Re: randy oliver article in january '17 abj

    I thought #14 was more painful, reality hurts
    Grafting not splits..
    I have been chewing in this one a bit
    "Note to hobby beekeepers: I say this to make clear that beekeeper Jane Treatment-Free is...
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    Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    no, a trial...but sure call it a TF system if you like but rember the discalimer "Please note that these systems should not be considered best management practices. Instead, they are common...
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    Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    No, but as I under stand it the winter covers had plastics aka "chemicals" in it, so natural cotton duck was used.
    The one "rule" breaker they did was plastic small cell foundation as they...
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    Sticky: Re: Hive design, what type?

    comfort hive https://youtu.be/D4tFVcR8Ouk?list=PLq48EWEvcb4SpIKlv9xKsCtI0e-IK9kbB

    "queen production" is wide topic and a wide range of equipment for certain tasks .... start, finish, mate etc......
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    Re: Wo ships queen cells

    That is completely untrue, just very few ship them in hobbyist quantity, HRA being one of them http://www.honeyrunapiaries.com/nwc-queens/orders/#cells

    The Miksa family has been at it for a very...
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    Re: Sam comfort 2018 video

    2 new just landed
    great look at his mating nuc mangment
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfZpLUNEEZ8&list=PLq48EWEvcb4SpIKlv9xKsCtI0e-IK9kbB&index=4&t=0s

    a lot of what we have hurd form hime...
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    Re: Cull bad queen cells

    yes they will
    Tarpy Et Al 2015 saw them tear down 57 of the E cells that were made, Hatch Et Al 1999 saw 53%
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    Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    https://lopezuribelab.com/comb/
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    Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    So far, and no suprize, small cell is lacking... 64% losses vs sub 20%
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    from: https://lopezuribelab.com/comb/
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    no credit for goggle finds !
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    lol I sent them to greg before posting them on bee l
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    Sticky: Re: a little scientific involvement with TF bees.

    the US commercial gene pool is more deverce then the native populations in Europe, the opsict of what one would expect.
    "We found that managed honey bees actually have higher levels of genetic...
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    Re: Failed OAV treatments?

    The OA lable reads "Use only in late fall or early spring when little or no brood is present. Oxalic Acid Dihydrate might damage bee brood. Oxalic Acid Dihydrate will not control Varroa mites in...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    to bee fair, sam comfort has had a Zombee tat for quite a while
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    The name is used as a tongue and cheek name for survivor stock, a bit of a dig at those who don't believe such things exist
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