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  1. I know that some users in Chile will put 8 oxalic stips per brood box for hives under extreme pressure from mites and virus, they reckon that pulls them back , drops mites quick but takes a while to clear viruses, they are using the solid fibre board.


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  2. It has been a while since I sat my deca , can someone point me to the legislation that says it is illegal to rob out your wets please , I do not ever recall having seen this in the past.


    Where I am I prefer to have dry boxes for the first couple of rounds in the spring, putting stickies on a hive in the early spring around here is akin to robbing out wets, even feeding sugar is risky , I know of five large corporates who are all based within 20ks of my base and coupled with all the other smaller beeks there 1000's of hives all around us

    10 years ago none of these corporates were here.




  3. I think John will be on the money, wax moth can explode with the temps we have been having lately, in a few short weeks a weak or dead hive will be full of them.

    You say the hive had plenty of stores because it was heavy, but ,that weight may be pollen combs , just what the wax moth and mice ordered for dinner.



  4. John, I believe in the levy proposal it stated that a portion of the levy would be used to cover the cost of a levy payer to become a member of Apinz,

    I think the figure was around the first $60 dollars levy paid.That would then be on top of the 10% claimed for admin costs


    I am not adverse to paying a levy , but I definately do not want any thing to do with Apinz and their compulsory membership, and yes Dennis, I know I won't have to engage if I don't want to, But I will still have a portion of my levy taken to fund Apinz

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