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  1. Re: Advice for sealing concrete floor extraction room

    Hi Kamon,

    We are getting ready to build a barndominium slab on grade followed later by a honey processing facility/shop. Here are some really good ideas on sealing concrete floors:
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    Re: Still too many mites

    In my opinion, you are playing Russian Roulette with your bees using MAQS or Formic Pro. In my experience, formic acid is extremely toxic to honey bees. There are too many variables with respect to...
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    Re: Treat Package Before Installation?

    Totally agree. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Chalk brood and thyme

    Pro DFM or Super DFM is pretty good with treating chalkbrood. It is not a magic silver bullet but it does help.

    https://www.mannlakeltd.com/pro-dfm-3-5-oz-100-g
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  5. Thread: Fondant

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    Re: Fondant

    It DOES include free shipping. The best price I have found on fondant so far is around $30.

    https://www.webstaurantstore.com/golden-barrel-90-10-creme-fondant-50-lb/725FON9010.html
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    Re: OAV or Apivar?

    I wish to change my recommendation after a second season using MAQS. I treated about 50 of my hives with MAQS and the next day observed a disaster in which large numbers of bees and brood were...
  7. Thread: MAQS failure

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    Re: MAQS failure

    I don't have any experience using it.
  8. Thread: MAQS failure

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    Re: MAQS failure

    I have tried MAQS twice. I followed the directions to the LETTER and applied them in low 70 to upper 60 degree temperatures. The entrance reducers were removed and an upper entrance opening for more...
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    Re: Crystallized honey

    Hex,

    Have you tried either of these?

    https://www.mannlakeltd.com/shop-all-categories/extraction-bottling/honey-bottling/heaters/blanket-heater
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    Re: Superior Bee poly vs. Bee Box poly hives

    I have been looking at Lyson high density polystyrene Hives and Nucs. Are there any here that have extensive experience with these? From what I have observed and read, they seem to be a much better...
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    Re: Fondant

    Unless you can find a more local source like a bakery or food processor. Mann Lake sells it in 50 lb. blocks. Not the cheapest source but at least available. Make sure you either use it or...
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    Re: Global Warming

    A perfectly understandable statement from one who has apparently fallen into their own rabbit hole. Eventually facts and science will bring you around:

    Why the dishonesty if climate change is...
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    Re: Global Warming

    There is apparently and inexhaustible number of those who believe in the HOAX and UNSUBSTANTIATED BS of "Global Warming". Melanie Phillips I agree has a MUCH more accurate term for this faux crisis....
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    Re: New, stand up vaporizer coming....

    When will you have them available for sale? Any information on price?
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    Re: Thermal imaging camera

    Have you looked at these?

    https://www.flir.com/products/flir-one-pro/?model=435-0011-03

    They used to have a special offer of a $100 rebate if you called to order it and told them you were a...
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    Re: Very late swarm

    There is a good possibility that was not a swarm but a colony of bees absconding from a varroa mite overtaken hive. As a precaution, you may want to consider treating this "swarm" with OAV or some...
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    Re: New, stand up vaporizer coming....

    Wish I'd have known about this model coming out so soon. I would have held off ordering my 3rd ProVap 110 and waited for this one! ;)

    After watching the video, what prevents OA build up inside...
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    Re: Mite Treatment

    Here is one of a number of sources.
  19. Re: Turning a Neglected Pasture into a Bee Yard?

    With respect to nectar and pollen production, trees by FAR are the largest producers of nectar and pollen. The problem with trees is their seasonal production and limited window of that production. ...
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    Re: Mite Treatment

    Thermal varroa mite treatment will accomplish the same results if not better without as much risk to the queen or brood. The initial cost outlay is higher than MAQS or Formic Pro but the equipment...
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    Re: Mite Treatment Cost Comparison Thread

    And again you totally omit thermal treatment which is a very practical and economical treatment IF you are treating a limited number of hives. Once the initial capital outlay for all of the...
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    Re: Easy OA treatments?

    Yes. I also noted that in reading the label. According to how the wording is on the label about supers, using a plastic or metal sheet is not allowed either much less a layer of newspaper. It can...
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    Re: Easy OA treatments?

    Excellent idea! I think I will give that a try. About the only other thing I could add would be to paint the metal slide so that any OAV that comes in contact with it does not cause it to corrode. ...
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    Re: Introducing the Easy Vap Pro

    A key deciding factor for me was the digital temperature display on the ProVap 110 which is very useful with respect to indicating to the operator that the ProVap has reached operating temperature...
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    Re: Beehive moving device

    Guess I missed this post. Sorry about the late reply. Since I have posted about my Kaptarlift, I emailed Lajos (the owner of the factory that makes them) and asked about upgrading to a chain drive...
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