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    Oxalic treatments?

    I get the feeling that people are deciding to just ignore the whole oxalic acid thing and just stop talking about it. There seems to be agreement that the law can't be changed, and that it is crazy. The best thing I've seen written on this sad state of affairs is this. Thank you for it, Murox...
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    What caused my colonies to fail?

    You're absolutely right. The first scoop I weighed was 1.65g, then I squeezed the scoop against the edge of the container with a little more powder and the weight was 1.8g. I could have gone on. I guess you have to be consistent - and keep your OA powder dry.
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    What caused my colonies to fail?

    Thanks! what are they called?
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    What caused my colonies to fail?

    A gas vap scoop holds a little over 1.5g of oxalic acid. If you use Apibioxal, it would of course be a little less.
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    What caused my colonies to fail?

    It's not difficult to find out for certain what your scoop measures with one of these digital scales which weigh at '0.01g precision'. £10.99
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    What caused my colonies to fail?

    Wow! Strength or technique?
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    just found a key water source used by my garden bees

    My window cleaner let the job once saying he would come back when I'd got rid of the wasps' nest behind the gutter. I said there were no wasps out in winter. He was okay with the idea of the bees having a drink.
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    What caused my colonies to fail?

    Aly tape comes with and without backing paper. I'm finding I prefer it without now.
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    What caused my colonies to fail?

    No, I said it doesn't need scissors - unlike duct tape
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    What caused my colonies to fail?

    We're a bit off-topic now but this has been a good thread - the forum at its best. I'll write about it for our BKA newsletter and encourage people to read it.
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    What caused my colonies to fail?

    Aly tape doesn't need scissors or a knife to cut it - but you do need a strategy if it's not to spring back into a coil, all stuck together and irretrievable 🤭
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    Beekeeping Tool Box / Trug

    An old 'ammo box' makes a good box for a smoker. It's airtight and metal, and will save you a lot of money, not just because of the £16 price tag (compared to proper smoker boxes) but because it's not big enough to hold the large Dadant smoker - which is why I don't have one. :)
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    Different types of foundation and different cell types

    What about using drone foundation in supers because doing so reduces the likelihood that the bees will store pollen there? Has anyone found any truth in that?
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    Wooden Strips For Beekeeping Tools For Treating The Beeswax Larva-moth Killer?

    I've just found the posts about this from Sep 2020. Apologies for not having a good look around before posting.
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    Wooden Strips For Beekeeping Tools For Treating The Beeswax Larva-moth Killer?

    Don't admit to it - because of lack of VMD approval? not someone here
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