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  1. hey i work in the film industry in the stunt department which requires long hours so this is the first time ive looked at this thread since (sorry about that) jamesc will give you a call
  2. Hey james tried to PM you but my account wont let me would be happy for you to trial one what's the address if I was to send one down will look into how to package it to ship @jamesc
  3. I could send to james and paul work just started up and the last few weeks I moved house so responses are a bit slow sorry
  4. It's hard to see how it works unless you cut it open with a grinder and patents can be more work than there worth I could look at a part registration
  5. Im not selling prototypes this is the model I use and thought I'd make some extras before I go back to work to see if there worth producing but there hasn't been much of a response so not sure it's worth it or not. work will start back up soon and once I'm on set I dont have much spare time for anything else. But thought if they where worth making I would get someone producing them Maybe the price is a bit high any thoughts on a good price point
  6. Vaporise 3 times 5 days apart about 3 times a year and often just give them a puff when I'm on site I've never lost a hive to PMS have had a few sick swarms that never realy got going but dont think it was varroa I did leave my hives to someone else for a year as I had to go over seas and they did a #### poor job of looking after them and did lose a couple to PMS/hunger then but was able to get on top of it for most of the hives
  7. Where are you if your near Auckland I have a demo one you can try out
  8. The temp I have found stays low due to the water content in the oxalic acid as long as you load and vape strait away It's easy to see if the temp is no longer working as the colour and the quantity of vapour coming out changes.
  9. Ok so i dont post here much but i have done lots of reading over the years . during this covid break i had no work for a long period of time so had some time up my sleeve. over the last few years ive developed a vaporiser for treating my bees here in new zealand i got sick of using a wand as it took to long so developed a quick blow in system out of junk in my garage and a couple of parts from china. i re built it a few times during covid. Then i decided to make 10 stainless steel units to sell to help make ends meet due to not having a job. so here they are im hoping
  10. I've spent a bit of time looking into the vm vaporizer and I believe i can build one without to much trouble (I've done a bit with electronics and pneumatics before) have started down the path of ordering sample parts from china to build one and just wondered if I got it working is it the type of thing people would rent instead of buy. Also would it be worth putting a adjustible timer into it to set the number of seconds it would fire for then it would create the correct dose each time
  11. Shame magic is off the cards though I like magic
  12. Yea nice I have just herd that the other hives had a rough up the land owner threw them out on the side of the road so makes sense now and good point could have been 2 queens non the less my gain thaught I that nuc would fail but she seems to be laying well so I'm stoked
  13. Yea I wondered that at first though the other hive was about 4k away and that queen wasn't painted either
  14. Has anyone had this before I had a queenless nuke that I added a queen cell to which hatched and I left her to mate and start laying but when I cracked it open a few weeks later I found eggs on one frame so I thaught id search for the queen but when I found her she had a white paint spot on her back so not my new queen and I'm not sure where she came from
  15. Good to know I will change that then thanks
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