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    Re: How do I relax w/bees?

    maybe not for you champy, but the smell of even one sting in the air prompts the remaining bees toward defensiveness, which is amplified even more with each successive sting.

    that smell can linger...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    the persisting ridge of high pressure that is allowing for record high temperatures across the southeast is making for a rather uncomfortable end to summer here. it also is resulting in my location...
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    Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    lj, is there a similar requirement in the uk regarding the removal of honey supers from the hive when applying oxalic acid?
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    Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    yeah, the labeling directions to use early spring and late fall make it sound like they were giving oxalic acid the same consideration as the synthetic miticides. i.e. to be used before supering and...
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    Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    back when i was a student in organic chemistry lab we used all kinds of solvents when 'manufacturing' and 'purifying' compounds.

    some of them were quite toxic and working under vented hoods and...
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    Re: High mite load opinions

    that was my first thought as well.
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    Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    3% came from this:

    https://www3.epa.gov/pesticides/chem_search/ppls/091266-00001-20151013.pdf
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    Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    gotta wonder what the 3% inert ingredients are...

    and what traces of toxins might remain from the manufacturing process.

    not totally fair to compare this product to naturally occurring oxalic...
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    Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    cumulative contamination with multiple treatments, toxic impurities in the wood bleach, ect ect ect.
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    Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    gww posts this on another thread:

    https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?357629-Easy-OA-treatments&p=1753633#post1753633

    may provide 'cover' for those employing the 'barrier' method.
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    Re: OAV with honey supers

    good post psm1212 and no argument from me on anything you said.

    (and it's not like we have oxalic acid police patrolling our apiaries but...)

    would you suppose that the 'reasonable man'...
  12. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    i can't speak from experience, but i can't help but come to the conclusion after following threads like this one and comparing this discussion to what i remember reading 10 years when i first joined...
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    Re: Intro Pickens Co Georgia USA

    welcome aboard wb!

    lots of nice wooded lands around jasper, most likely some wild type feral honeybees surviving in those woods.

    one way to offset costs and possibly end up with some hearty...
  14. Thread: EFB options

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    Sticky: Re: EFB options

    ah, you are correct.

    just a guess here, but since efb is a gut microbe that competes for food, (similar to nosema), and if efb contaminated food is being fed to the queen, (whose nutritional...
  15. Thread: EFB options

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    Sticky: Re: EFB options

    perhaps.

    "Surviving larvae will become adults with generally lower weight and delayed pupation when compared to their uninfected counterparts..."

    from: ...
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    Re: How many boxes as I prepare for winter

    correct.
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    Re: White area on back - is this normal?

    see: https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?357579-What-flowers-leave-this-mark-on-the-thorax
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    Re: How many boxes as I prepare for winter

    welcome aboard mwippern!

    one of our seasoned veterans, michael palmer, is located in vermont at a similar latitude as yours. he overwinters with 2 deeps and a medium. he also weighs his hives to...
  19. Thread: Now what?

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    Re: Now what?

    hi chad. on in the opposite latitude of the country from you so i can't offer much advice on what might be appropriate up there.

    my first reaction to you post was that it's probably a little late...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment Free in Finland

    excellent report juhani. many thanks for the update.

    congrats on the imports to sweden.

    are your bees going to be cross-bred with the elgons there?
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    Re: OAV with honey supers

    excellent point jwp. in my view and insofar as it is not specifically addressed in the label it is an open question and your argument is as good as any.

    and to be clear, i am not arguing against...
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    Re: OAV with honey supers

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/40/170.9
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    Re: OAV with honey supers

    "It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling."

    "READ THIS LABEL: Read the entire label. This product must be used strictly in accordance with...
  24. Re: OA vaporization is probably safe with honey supers - here's my calculations

    "It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling."

    "READ THIS LABEL: Read the entire label. This product must be used strictly in accordance with...
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    Re: Fall Extraction Blues

    grozzie is 100% correct on this.
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