chemicals, Do-it-yourself, pests and diseases, Useful Information, Varroa

Another method to apply oxalic acid

At our February 5 meeting, beekeeper Brian mentioned the Randy Oliver article about applying oxalic acid dissolved in glycerin and soaked into blue shop towels. This provides a third  method to use oxalic acid to control Varroa mites in addition to the drizzle and vapourization methods. Below is the link to the article on Randy… Continue reading Another method to apply oxalic acid

Do-it-yourself

Winter Projects – Build your own equipment

Some good links that I've found for those of you with a woodworking shop who might like to build your own bee stuff. Langstroth;  http://www.michiganbees.org/beekeeping/in-the-beekeepers-workshop/ Top Bar Hive;  (Phil Chandler's design)   http://www.scribd.com/doc/168332145/How-to-Build-a-Simple-Top-Bar-Hive and the videos to lead you through it;    http://www.davesbees.com/hives.html Phil Chandler's design is a good one but it is meant for England's… Continue reading Winter Projects – Build your own equipment