Small Cell Nucs
This one might change some things. It's definately effective. Now we are seeing just HOW effective.
I was testing the cap for it's POP OFF prevention deal. And yea. I got a good lung full for sure. I might have to wipe out the beard. But Mrs. Struttinbuck will make me ditch the You Tube chanel if I ditch the beard. I'm going to have to figure out something because that stuff gave me a terrible headache through the whole afternoon. Not anything to mishandle.Nice job. BUT, you are taking a chance not wearing a respirator. The breeze could turn and blow that vapor in your face. Goggles are good as well.
I hope it's as effective as the electrics. I am doing several mite drop tests now. This is the only thing I have treated my bees with over the last year.Now that is a unit that is compact enough to appeal to me as a small beekeeper.
I like those videos, I use them to up my skills, and I don't know what it is, but the sight of a queen makes me feel good. The level of excitement I feel when spotting one of my own queens walking on the combs is certainly not what I expected when I got into bees.I do spot the queen videos.
Spotting the queen was so hard for me at first. It was very frustrating. Now I can't see how it was ever an issue. And there are so many times it was a huge relief to see them in the hive. Like she literally just saved a hive.I like those videos, I use them to up my skills, and I don't know what it is, but the sight of a queen makes me feel good. The level of excitement I feel when spotting one of my own queens walking on the combs is certainly not what I expected when I got into bees.
Keep us posted on how this unit performs in the long game. I don't vaporize now but part of that is because I don't like the whole cumbersome process when I only have 3 to do. I do OA dribble, 3 syringes in a small bucket and that is all I need to take with me. This tiny unit is something similar.
I haven't attempted to efficiently do any hives yet. Right now it takes 10 seconds to refuel and I will get 3 hives complete without any focus on trying to get any number done. If I was to guess, If I would do like an efficient speed round. I would guess 10 or more. Thank You for that question. I need to do that and document it.How many treatments do you average per charge of butane?
If it's as effective as the other vaporizers then yes. I hope shes a home run.I'm very impressed, thanks for posting. I also watched your vid of the over view/workings of the unit itself, very enlightening. Gives a very good detailed overview of the unit and what you've done. I'm betting you'll do well in sales when you bring it to market.
You have to admit, You ever see a torch directly blow on to a piece of steel in contact with another peice for an extended period of time , then someone grab it with their bare hands? Even I am still trying to figure that one out.Nice, but looking at it I see similar items for sale in the UK as well as other sources in US. This is great but patent pending….nope. Already been done. IMHO
I'm not sure about the legal side of patents but you are correct about multiple butane vaporizers already being on the open market. The UK's version of the Gas-Vap is the most popular version I've seen people on YouTube purchase & review but there is also a Easy-Vap Vaporizer made & sold by Weller Bee Supply in Mansfield, OH. The OP's vaporizer is made slightly different but I'm not sure if those details would be enough to obtain a patent or not.Nice, but looking at it I see similar items for sale in the UK as well as other sources in US. This is great but patent pending….nope. Already been done. IMHO
That is what Medhat Nasr was talking about in this youtube conference on oxalic acid for varoa control .Those things are no good unless temperature is controlled, or it can get too hot and just turn the OA to Formic acid, which wouldn't do anything with just a flash treatment like that. Looks like yours has a thermometer, nice.