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  1. Thread: ABF Conference

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    ABF Conference

    If any BS members are attending the above conference in Chicago this week, stop by the OxaVap booth and introduce yourself. You can also see, feel and touch the new ProVap EZ 110.
    Best,
    Larry
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    Re: 55 Gal winter project

    4 score and 7 years! ;)
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    Sting kills H Bees?

    We know that a HB will die when it stings a human. But what about others that it stings? Does the HB die when it stings those as well such as a mouse, skunk ....
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    Re: Bumpy top of candle

    The Presto pot with a spout is great and has an adjustable thermostat. Iíve seen them on EBay and I think Mann Lake also carries them.
    I really like the silicone molds. Nothing sticks! Expensive...
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    Re: So, what did you scrounge today? Braggin encouraged

    Mbear,
    Lucky you! Congrats!
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    Mechanical Pollination

    CATCH THE BUZZ – Mechanical Pollination

    December 10, 2019

    Successful field trials of Edete’s artificial pollination technology advance entry into the huge California almond market
    About 75% of...
  7. Thread: Black Friday Sales

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    Re: Black Friday Sales

    If you bought wax foundation, they usually wonít ship in winter considering how fragile it is when cold. If that was the case, they should have told you.
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    Re: Extending Shelf Life of 2:1 Sugar Syrup

    Iíve had it last a year. I draw it from a friendís tote in which he added some bleach. I store it in 2.5 gallon kitty litter jugs that I get from the recycling center. I just keep them in my garage. ...
  9. Thread: Black Friday Sales

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    Re: Black Friday Sales

    Anyone check for prices on 5 frame unassembled nucs?
  10. Thread: Best Bee Smoker

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    Re: Best Bee Smoker

    Did that, yup Priceless!
    Why didnít I think of that :scratch:
  11. Thread: Fumigilin-B

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    Re: Fumigilin-B

    Anyone know if Fumidil-B from Mann Lake is the same?

    https://www.mannlakeltd.com/fumidil-b-500-gram-bottle
  12. Re: This is getting ridiculous (Varroa and OAV treatment)

    Right above freezing. BioVet recommends 34 and above. There is no top temperature.
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    Re: New, stand up vaporizer coming....

    They are not listed on the website as I only have them in a very limited supply. Private message me if interested.
  14. Thread: OAV overdose?

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    Re: OAV overdose?

    As a seller of vaporizers, I wanted to do some testing...
    So, last year I kept 2 ďOAVĒ test hives. One was Italian the other a Carni?? I isolated the marked queens on 3 frames. I watched frames of...
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    Re: Two untreated hives in my bee yard

    Thatís what Iíd do until he decided to either treat or move his bees.
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    Re: Using provap 110 with inverters

    With whom did you speak? The PV is not inductive I’ve found the 400-800w inverter works just fine (unless you have a defective unit).
  17. Thread: OAV in the winter?

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    Re: OAV in the winter?

    Temperatures 37 and above is what BioVet (manufacturer of the Varrox) recommends.
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    Re: Johno's Easy Vap - Vaporizer

    Should you drill your hole in the brood box, you'll probably end up shooting the OA directly into a sidebar, not what you want to do. Either drill the hole in the bottom board or in a shim/rim set...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    When OA breaks down to Formic and Co2 there is not enough Formic to help and not enough co2 to hurt (if any is released at all because it is suspected that OA will only break down in laboratory...
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    Re: Hands off Beekeeping.....for the most part.

    Mike,
    Would you credit your location for the major reason you need not treat?
  21. Re: For storing used boxes would cedar ball work as good as Moth balls?

    Dollar Stores have the bags for of course, $1.
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Since I treat with OAV exclusively, Iíve found that if I donít do a series of treatments prior to the raising of winter bees, Iíll probably lose the hive.
  23. Thread: Requeening in Fall

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    Re: Requeening in Fall

    Mated queen, no problem. I’d not bother trying to get a queen mated this late in the year.
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    Sticky: Re: Successful Queen Introduction tips.

    Harry, are you saying when you pinched the old queen, you put her back in the cage with the new queen?
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    Re: Cleanning out wet frames but.......

    Leave them out in the open about 50 yards from your hives. Theyíll clean them out.
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