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  1. Diseases and Pests
    I had an experience this summer that prompted me to question whether I've been handling varroa in the right way. I hope some of you more experienced folks will share your views. I've always thought I should assume my colonies are infested, that I should be asking how acute the infestation is...
  2. For Sale
    Offered for sale are new OA VAP 110.04 Oxalic Acid Vaporizer 110VAC Aluminum housing and insulated handle. Heater on/off switch with control light. Set to °F or °C, customer can change this at any time. Solid construction, grounded three prong plug. Use at proper grounded outlet, inverter or...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    I'm seeing all sorts of instructions for Oxalic acid tx involving masks, respirators, nuclear-powered this-and-that. What can I get commercially that's cheap, not in a mass quantity, and a breeze to obtain -- for somebody, like me, with only a couple of hives? Thx much .... Mitch
  4. Bee Forum
    Hello, this is my first post so please excuse if this subject has been covered because I cannot find it. I lost my 2 hives this winter to varroa. I have 3 new polystyrene hives set up and have ordered 3 nucs to fill them which should arrive the end of May. I have been told that it would be ok...
  5. Bee Forum
    ...then why do these things kill brood, and not affect varroa in capped cells? After using oxalic vapor, one will often find brood at different stages of development is killed and disposed of outside. I have read that this can happen with some of the thymol products out there as well. And...
  6. Diseases and Pests
    Has anyone used this or have comments? Ernie The ‘Magic’ Formula is: 170g beeswax 450g coconut oil (or any vegetable cooking oil) 15g essential oil (we have tried eucalyptus, nutmeg, peppermint and spearmint) Preparation 1. Break the beeswax into small pieces. 2. Melt in a double boiler (a...
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