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    Re: Help with Comb Honey

    Hello Roland, darling, where do I find the wisdom of the 'Killian' book? Any info? ISBN nr.?

    Found it: Bookstore in our forum!

    Cheers,
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Hello Rogue26, the manufacturers say to not heat them up to full load at startup. I use mine with 135C first, check recovery with water several times and then go to the 204C, 400F. It is, as trj...
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    Re: Help with Comb Honey

    Hello cyber,

    I had bad luck this year too, everything did go in snail speed and a good strong flow is essential (strong hive too). Hive development was way behind flowering (or flowering was ahead...
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    Re: queen excluders

    I know JimD asked for what is better, but why use them at all? If you don't use them you don't need to clean or worry about them.

    I don't use any, don't see the sense for the bees having to...
  5. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    Has 'Iwashere' given any details, sketches etc. how he/she wants to solve the problem?

    And: don't bees have to die? Nothing lives forever. Drones are going now, late for us!

    I like to...
  6. Re: Monitoring Hive Temp and Humidity during the winter here in Ohio

    I use Temp. & humidity monitoring for three years and I will give a few observations:

    Biggest problem: battery life!

    I have Broodminders as already said and the company is first class with...
  7. Re: Monitoring Hive Temp and Humidity during the winter here in Ohio

    The temperature pickup point needs to be in the center and top of the frames, preferably one in B1 and B2 so one can monitor the position of the cluster. The humidity should be taken from the same...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Hello Robert,

    I did use a 12VDC wand too, one fall and then I had enough of this process. The Band heater vaporizer works so much better and quicker. The best thing is to treat from the side or...
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    Re: The Avro Arrow

    SR-71?
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    Re: The Avro Arrow

    Hello LJ,

    I have followed this a lot and as Canadian was proud of this, but it was probably conceived by many nationalities and cooperation.

    The story manifest the saying: if you want something...
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    Re: How to clean harvest equipment?

    My bees must be different, they don't take anything of that is close to wax or propolis. I use hot water, the hotter the better. Steam would be best. The plastic goes in to the dishwasher.

    Edit: I...
  12. Re: Did you know Cuba is treatment-free bee island? It is.

    Hello, interesting test field, Cuba being organic by lack of foreign support or/and currency volume.

    This may be true for inland product and consumption, but where a national currency strategy is...
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    Re: Cover Crops and how close to hive???

    @pintail..., I do this too, wherever, close, faraway and in between and I can only repeat what has been mentioned before, bees to what they feel is right. Also, time of the day makes abig difference,...
  14. Re: OA Vap Treatment, Mice and others thoughts

    One more post on this.

    Going from the back like this 51483 works best, but I understand this could be a problem if you stack four hives on a pallet, where the side treatment would be best.
    ...
  15. OA Vap Treatment, Mice and others thoughts

    Hello,

    I manufacture my own version of an Oxalic Acid Vaporizer working with 110VAC and have some hints on how to. This applies to most OA VAP's with a 1/8" vaporizer tube, so I hope it is not...
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    Re: Mouse Guard and Entrance Reducer for Winter

    Hello,

    I was looking for 1/2" mesh, but my hardware store only had roles of 50 yard, so no go. Then I found this
    51467 51467

    Applied with the fall/spring reducer like this and stapled to the...
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    Re: Is fall treatment for varroa obligatory?

    I use vaporized OA every fall and spring, nothing else, four days apart six times.
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    Re: Getting comb drawn 'on demand'.

    Hello GG,

    it is not really part of this post, put I will answer you. I don't like to be restricted in my movement, so why should the bees (or queens) be? The only time I had swarms was with the...
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    Re: Getting comb drawn 'on demand'.

    Okay Grey Goose, you got me: it should have read 'principle' as in: is a rule, standard, or belief of one kind or another

    Cheers
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    Re: Runny Honey

    It must depend on location. I extracted last Sunday because I needed product (honey) and had many just partially capped frames. Moisture 16.6%. I have never been above 17%. I tested a jar of Manuka...
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    Re: Getting comb drawn 'on demand'.

    Hello LJ,

    I am listening (reading) too. This is a big mystery to me too.

    We all know that drawing wax is hard on the bees and takes time away from filling drawn comb, correct?

    I normally...
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    Re: Set It and Forget It?

    Well, if it sounds easy - it is probably not true. If BD can do it, so can anyone.

    But = would you take your cattle and let them roam free? Maybe 150 years ago in the west you could, but the...
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    Re: Bamboo skewers as a frame

    I always use one or two frames like this when we have a good nectar flow. I have customers looking for honey comb and this is the easiest way to give the bees some 'guidance'. The comb is easy to cut...
  24. Re: Cover crops that are good nectar sources in a Los Angeles Spring?

    Hm, the Phacelia I know and use is Phacelia tanacetifolia it is a species of phacelia known by the common names lacy phacelia, blue tansy or purple tansy.

    Joerg
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Hello robinh, why don't you take a sharp knife and cut the plug off 1/4"? It will reduce the volume of your plug cavity, but you should still have enough room for the charge.

    BTW, this problem...
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