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    Re: Problem with oxalic acid wand

    thanks ifixoldhouses. That sounds logical. Does it clean propolus (sp.)?
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    Re: Problem with oxalic acid wand

    Thanks.
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    Re: Problem with oxalic acid wand

    Is carburetor cleaner the cleaner to use?
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    Re: Problem with oxalic acid wand

    One other thing... I said the wand warmed up but it was only warm not hot as it should have been.
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    Re: Problem with oxalic acid wand

    I looked at the connections and they have some residue on them. I'll take the 2 connections apart and clean them. I was thinking of using carburetor cleaner. Is that good?

    gnor answered another of...
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    Problem with oxalic acid wand

    In the beginning of this year I bought an oxalic acid wand and a new battery. I used the wand in the spring and it worked fine for my 5 hives. Now, I'm in the process of using it again for fall. This...
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    Re: OAV with honey supers

    Thanks Cloverdale.
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    Re: OAV with honey supers

    ???
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    Re: OAV with honey supers

    Mike,
    After I posted I was thinking about where the crystals would land and that's the answer I came up with too. Open cells would be affected. If oxalic acid is in the hive naturally (In the honey...
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    Re: OAV with honey supers

    I've wondered about that. Do want my honey to be safe but what exactly does the oxalic acid do to make the honey unusable for humans?

    Don't the bees remove the crystals? I think I'm remembering...
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    Re: Unmated queen and attendants

    Thanks! I love to learn...
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    Re: Unmated queen and attendants

    Thanks JWPalmer. I was wondering about her pheromones at different stages. Have you tried the release using honey on her?

    The site seems to have been down for awhile so wasn't able to answer...
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    Re: Unmated queen and attendants

    JWP
    Do they usually accept virgins if they are directly released?
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    Re: Unmated queen and attendants

    Thanks Dan. As I mentioned I don't know the whole story. When I speak with him I just want to give a heads up on some things and learn myself. You've helped with part of my question.

    I was...
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    Re: Unmated queen and attendants

    Hi Steve,

    I don't know why he didn't but perhaps that would be a better option in the future. I'll mention it to him. Good idea for me too.

    My main question is to know if unmated queens need...
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    Unmated queen and attendants

    I have a friend who bought 3 unmated queens from a local beekeeper. None of the queens had attendants and all of them died.

    A couple of questions:

    1. Does an unmated queen need attendants?
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    Re: Ants under hive attack hive

    Thanks, Michael. I have grape jelly and water. Will have to pick up some borax. Do I just shove it under the hive stand? I guess the bees wouldn't be attracted to grape jelly?
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    Re: Ants under hive attack hive

    Thanks RV. That may work for the future.
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    Re: Ants under hive attack hive

    All good ideas. I have done my spring inspection but am recovering from knee surgery- and back surgery about 2 years ago that has limited some of my lifting. OK all excuses aside. I do use cement...
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    Re: Ants under hive attack hive

    Thanks for your replies. I will have to think this through to see what's best.
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    Re: Ants under hive attack hive

    Thanks ny. Very good article. I think it would be too close to the bees to try to put it under the bottom board.

    SO- are there any other ways to get rid of the ants?
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    Re: Ants under hive attack hive

    ny- I was wondering if diatomaceous earth would do the trick. Does it hurt the bees in any way?? I'd have to put it under the hive stand which is only about an inch or two of space.

    The ants are...
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    Ants under hive attack hive

    I, just recently, saw a huge amount of large ants come out from under the hive and try to swarm into the hive. The bees set up their blocking defense but I had to continue to scrap them off near the...
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    Thanks Michael. That was my thought too.
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    Michael and Oldtimer- One question; if the lw hive box is on the qr hive, do you have a hole in the lw box for their exit and entrance?
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