Email me. I have the owens vac that has only been used a few times. I can't use it anymore.
Type: Posts; User: beemantn
I have used Mel's OTS method for several years. Works flawlessly for me but I don't kill my old queens. I believe Mel suggests using old queens to make up nucs. If you don't want to increase, kill...
Built a jig like this. Works great for any size box.49241
I put my peppers in & let it set in the sun for a few days then strain it. Does a pretty good job.
I use OTS & run all mediums. I simply use a 5 frame nuc box with 2 frames of stores, queen on her frame, 2 frames drawn comb & shake bees off 1 other frame into nuc box. In TN it works fine for me.
If you are looking for a new Nicot system, PM me. I have a new one that I'm not going to use.
Hope this is not a violation of the rules. If it is just delete it.
Brushy Mt used to sell those. I bought about 1000 a couple years ago.
KevinWI, Mind sharing your recipe? :D
If I "have to or need to" treat with supers on I just insert some cardboard between the supers & brood boxes. No particular reason for using cardboard except it is usually handy & free.
I stack under an open lean-too. I made a screen top & bottom cover & use some cheap ratchet from HF to strap the together. This keeps them from warping & seals them up nicely. Like you I keep them...
I have all ways run 8 frame meds, 3 boxes. When it's time I just reverse according to cluster location. Meaning I see where cluster is & go from there.
That way I don't accidentally separate the...