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    Re: Africanized Bees

    Look up fabis test.
    Process of measuring wing length.
    There are some folks in Texas that sell Queens that have some African genetic material in their background and may also have open mated with...
  2. Thread: Varroa test

    by John Davis
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    Re: Varroa test

    JConnolly you may want to review the varroa life cycle.
    You are correct that formic acid forms a true vapor which can penetrate the porous brood capping to kill mites in the capped brood.
    The "old...
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    Re: Varrox: A cautionary tale

    Have to agree with crofter.
    Instructions for varrox say two and a half minutes - not three.
    Burr comb on the bottom of frames in the middle of the bottom box should be removed periodically just...
  4. Thread: Runny Honey

    by John Davis
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    Re: Runny Honey

    Some are, it is also temperature dependant.
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    Re: Vacuum sealing mason jars of honey?

    He does not heat it,
    read his post above
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    Re: Oxylic acid schedule

    Looks like a wand design issue. Too much mass for the heat source and not good distribution.
    I like the Varrox. More expensive but really works well.
  7. Re: OA vaporization is probably safe with honey supers - here's my calculations

    Elmer
    You are correct that you can lower moisture in honey that is not fully capped by "using a box fan to blow air through the supers".
    You should not have to lower moisture on fully capped honey.
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    Re: Stuff in the honey; what to do

    Probably also pollen that was stored in the cells as well. Crushed up and now mixed in. It does not float up as much wax and air bubbles.
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    Re: Stainless uncapping tank

    I can empty the grey tub a bunch of times before I spend $700.
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    Re: How quickly do robbers kill the queen?

    There is no time table. She is collateral damage, not a target, so no way to give you a meaningful answer.
  11. Re: OA vaporization is probably safe with honey supers - here's my calculations

    A couple of replies reference formic acid entering the cappings.
    This is not correct for honey.
    Formic vapors go through the brood cappings which are porous.
    Formic is not soluable in beeswax so...
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    Re: How long to wait for wash after OAV?

    I agree with Johno on timing although for a different reason.
    Also agree with Larry - SNL on timing of continued kill.

    When we talk about mite counts we are counting the mites on the bees in a...
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    Re: When to start feeding for winter?

    Since all beekeeping is local and I don't know where Orland Park is it is hard to give a firm answer.
    In Virginia I am feeding some to keep them growing.
    We are in a dearth in my area. Not trying...
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    Re: Oxalic acid & honey super

    What you see as grey "vapors" is the cloud of recrystalized OA.
    It sublimates, going directly from a solid to a vapor (like dry ice)
    As soon as it's temp falls below the vaporization point it...
  15. Re: best way to apply Bt-k to frames (that could have moth-maggot potential)?

    SP
    Your Google reference is an excellent compilation of info about wax moth control but the info about Btk at the end is incorrect. It is labeled with the same warnings as Bta.
    Both contain the...
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    Re: A second incubator ?

    An additional comment.
    I agree with the thoughts above, you can keep virgins at a lower temp. But the extra incubator may not be cost effective if you are only doing it occasionally.
    Hence my...
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    Re: New EAS Master Beekeeper - Nancy

    Congratulations!!! ☺
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    Re: A second incubator ?

    Virgins emerge in the hive at the same temp, not necessary to run a lower temp.
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    Re: selling full frames for consumption

    Those racks are used by resturants, hotels caterers etc in breakfast/dessert service so customers can serve themselves comb honey with cheese/ fruit tec.
    Marketing full frames is usually to that...
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    Re: Hornets & Bumblebees Feasting

    Not knowing your location (since it is not showing by your join date) makes it harder to give you advice that is meaning full.
    Bumblebees don't usually kill bees but do like to rob if they can.
    ...
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    Re: Lots of drone laying queens

    Your breeding, most likely not.
    Your location and poor mating weather during the time the Queens needed to mate most likely yes.
    Sometimes a queen will lay drones for a little while then get...
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    Re: Comb Honey Foundation

    There are not but a few foundation manufacturing places. Dadant and Brushy were packaged in the same boxes made in the same box plant. They don't ship corrugated boxes very far. May give a clue,...
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    Re: Bee Hive Equip Evaluation Question

    One of my nuc customers got this setup. The plastic foundation needs wax added but other than that the value is ok.
  24. Re: Is BT the biological agent that kills wax moth larvae now approved to use on fram

    XenTari is not labeled for honeybees.
  25. Re: He didn't think BT was necessary for wax moths

    What Snapper said +1.
    Be aware that because pesticides are regulated - the label is the law.
    The states regulate permissible uses, as example, remember that OA usage had to be permitted state by...
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