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  1. Bee Forum
    Greetings All, Suppose you run a small yard in a secluded place with no managed hives within 3 miles and only a few feral colonies in trees in the same distance. If you don't buy any bees or introduce any from the outside, is it possible to kill every mite, then have a period where this is once...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    Hello, I'm new this year. I have two hives that are located together, but due to circumstance, it seems it may be better to treat them with either different treatments, or at different times. The hives were split 23 days ago, so I have one smaller hive (#2) thats just starting to fill it's...
  3. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
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  4. Diseases and Pests
    Hi I'm thinking about adding Oxalic Acid with Mineral Oil for use in a Fogger. I've seen some information about adding Oxalic Acid to Alcohol (Ethanol) and this seems to work fine with a fogger. Ethanol (pure grade) is hard to come by in my part of the world. I've also seen people using...
  5. Diseases and Pests
    I thought an instructional video would be useful to any beeks wanting to try the latest Oxalic Acid method. I've had the towels in my hives for about a month, but I won't really know how well they're working until I start testing for mites again in early June. //DELETED ORIGINAL VIDEO//...
  6. Diseases and Pests
    I was looking into the Oxalic treatment line dribble vs. sublimation and trying to figure what would be more beneficial for me in the long run. Pro's and con's with both methods, really wishing there was a third option when: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13592-015-0405-7 Yes, I...
  7. Diseases and Pests
    I heard a few beeks planning to use OA in dribble or vapor form around now (August) to treat mites. The rationale was the August dearth in our area reduces the amount of brood and mite populations are spiking upward this time of year. I've heard from others to wait for OA treatments until...
  8. Diseases and Pests
    This question is not directed to the treatment-free beekeepers and it is not intended to stir up a debate whether one should treat or not treat. A lot of advice I have read says a beekeeper should have equipment and supplies on hand so you have them when you need them, e.g. an extra hive for a...
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