- Jul 23, 2009
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I thought it was lovely. A novel idea. I always buy a bucket or a half of heather for myself and end up having to dispense it from the freezer. This way maybe I could just keep the jars somewhere out of sight if the rest of the familySoft set heather ? Never seen that . Does it work well
I doOverhead vaping? As a user of Kewl floors (lol) vaping is a pain, so I am curious who does this, and how?
I would be most interested in people's thoughts on this question:I vape both from above and via my Kewl type floors. When I make my floors I drill a 8mm hole into the vertical section from the side at a slight upward angle. I block the entrance with foam rubber and vape through the hole. ( this is plugged with a 8mm bolt when not in use.) This is less disruption to the hive, especially during a cold winter, but I'm not sure it's as effective as putting an eke above and vaping into that.
Maybe the fact that the sublimox was designed for cold way hives gives food for thought?My frames are warm way so when I sublimate from the back the jet of gas almost immediately hits a series of walls. Would it nor be better to sublimate from the side so the jet of gas can more easily shoot up (or down) / percolate though the frames? For my top sublimating I have begin sublimating from the side to try to achieve this.
Not really - on an underfloor entrance if they fall over the entrance gap, a great thing called gravity means they will fall through onto the floor of the 'lobby' below. They don't stay there long as the wind will clear them.Is there a risk to the colony from a build up of dead bees on the floor blocking the exit in winter?
No. The jet of sublimate goes under the frames. Some hits the other side of the hive and bounces back around the frames.I would be most interested in people's thoughts on this question:
I have been vaping / sublimating (with a sublimox) like some others, by drilling a small hole in the back of the OMF just above the mesh. For one recaltritant colony I have also been sublimating from the top via a small hole just below a Perspex crown board.
My frames are warm way so when I sublimate from the back the jet of gas almost immediately hits a series of walls. or down) / percolate though the frames? For my top sublimating I have begin sublimating from the side to try to achieve this.