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About mickey

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  1. theirs plenty of youtube vids on making kombucha, just sub the sugar with honey
  2. my wife's been making kombucha using honey, it tastes good
  3. Had a hive go queen less first week of May 2x queen cells being drawn out so left it as we still have drones flying, took the wasp screen off to give her a chance to get back, checked yesterday to find a queen in the hive with eggs in cells. Can anyone tell me is she likely to fly again as I need to get the wasp screen back on.
  4. Not sure if its the original, the guy claims to have spent a long time developing it and it did seem to work really well for him, but guess what, it didn't work for me. Maybe it was to hot today, it just made a mess of the frame, uncapping fork saved the day. will try again when the weather cools down maybe
  5. saw it on face book ordered 2 they arrived in the country in 3 days from Turkey, one with a broken weld but it will be easy fix
  6. I use monofilament, its a smaller dia so you can get more on the bobbin, 30,000 m on a roll. load the bobbin as you sew and dont cut it loose till your ready to use it or it will spring off the bobbin
  7. mickey

    bee gym

    Has anyone seen this ? It looks like the bees actually use it to knock the mites off. Thought I would try making one to see if it would work, put it in about six weeks ago. have been noticing usual dead mites dark brown colour on the bottom board also lite brown col live mites in the area under the device. Could it be working? So I checked the brood comb, of all my four hives this one looks the best. What do you all think?
  8. Hi. Thats a lot of money. I just paid for and its on its way from Turkey a gas fired vaporizer 175.00 USD. Still need a gas bottle and reg but should make the job easier about 20 sec per treatment. Check it out https://www.gurlearicilik.com/product-page/mg-15-oksalik-asit-buharlaştirma-aparati
  9. you tube search. U A beekeeping. shows using wood ash to keep wax moth off the frames.
  10. If you're looking for something bigger say around 258x68 x74mm @ $24.00 google Pure Nature
  11. Try soap molds or silicone baking trays maybe ?
  12. have had big problem with wasps also,think i'm on top of it now, used TBL spoon of juice from peach preserves in the bottom of large preserving jar just enough to get them interested, placed gordies fly trap lid on top popped it under my long hive in the shade got home from work to find approx 50 live ones sprinkled some Derris dust over them from the 4 square not so much that they have to clean themselves before they can fly and released at about 5.45 pm just enough time to get home before dark repeated 3 times have noticed huge drop in numbers have gone from being under constant attack for last 2 weeks to not one attempt to enter in 20 min of watching, have been able to increase the entrance. will continue with treatments as it seems to be working.
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