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    First ever Oxalic acid treatment - Tips please?

    OA Trickle Procedures described in the German bee keeping literature states that the correct method is to split and trickle each brood box separately!
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    How much of a problem are wax moths?

    ....................................................... The greatest danger posed by wax moth is when spare brood comb is stored 'unprotected'. PDB is now illegal! Using a flat sponge drenched with 100mls 85% formic acid/11 comb, stored brood box, will eliminate wax moth larvae and also kill...
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    Whats was your total Varroa drop after oxalic

    '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Originally Posted by Finman View Post WHAT WHAT WHAT on WHAT...........who is Seppo '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' You playing silly buggers? Yzalich
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    Whats was your total Varroa drop after oxalic

    Thanks for the assistance here Hivemaker! Aaaaaaaaaaaah, Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa! The nuance! Fixed ideas get nothing done! What idiot said that the planets orbit the sun! Silly man! I also habitually apply formic acid treatment in mid April. In case it has escaped you most of the potential...
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    Whats was your total Varroa drop after oxalic

    Would you like to explain this statement, Seppo? Perhaps in the Fininsh language there are hidden nuances which are not present in the English. You might remember I hit Dr Mike Brown for "6" (this is an English nuance!) when he made his presentation on his 'plagiarised' diagnostic tool for...
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    Whats was your total Varroa drop after oxalic

    Hi Tom Try this: This appeared as an article in a recent issue of the Scottish Beekeeper magazine. ......................................................................... Varroa – A Stitch in Time! Eric McArthur I thought of writing this event using a pseudonym, however I considered the odds...
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    Whats was your total Varroa drop after oxalic

    Your treatment in early autumn will be easily negated before the winter cluster occurs. Robbing can produce more mites than were in a colony prior to treatment at this time. Oxalic acid in December would have eliminated the mites BB is experiencing. The mites already in the brood will result...
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    Whats was your total Varroa drop after oxalic

    Browsing! - couldn't help but comment! ITLD hit the nail almost squarely! The other more important reason for leaving the ferals alone - is that the ferals are the 'Great Hope' for Varroa tolerant bees due to Natural Selection. The Primorskis did it! Give the bee its freedom back! Yzalich
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    Oxalic 6%, Payn*s in the Arse!

    Originally Posted by blackcavebees View Post I was told last week by my instructor that oxalic acid treatments are bad for the queen, that if you are going to use it, it can only be used ONCE in the lifetime of a queen and it can often cause her to become drone laying and be superceded. The...
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    Oxalic 6%, Payn*s in the Arse!

    Hi 21 days all her brood will be emerged by then!
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    Newest oxalic acid researhes

    The November, 2012 issue of the "Deutsches Bienen Journal", page14(494) might make interesting reading. The article "Milbenarm ins Frühjahr" IBRA receive most of the German language bee press mags and more besides of course. Ask Norman Carreck for a scan of the first page of the "Milbenarm...
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    Supply of Fondant Countrywide

    Hi Being new to the forum I am browsing! I noted this interesting item, which is now quite topical in Europe relative to proprietrary feed for bees. A headline in the ADIZ, German beekeeping magazine in April 2012 indicates that different types of sugar feed can be contentious. "Anger over...
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    Newest oxalic acid researhes

    Hi So I'm a new kid on the block! However I have been using OA in various form since 1999, working with 30 colonies. The 3.5% solution being discussed does not need a sugar component. Oxalic acid dihydrate crystals costs £5 -£6/500 grams. This will produce some 14 litres of 3.5% solution...
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    Hi Hoping to learn here!
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