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  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
homestaydon

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:24 pm   Subject: formual for the varnish I'm using.
@ homestaydon:
Can you please share the recipe for the varnish?

Luc Pintens
Belgium

Linseed Oil 400g 14.1095 oz
Beeswax 125g 4.400 oz
Propolis 200g 7.054 oz

I started out with raw propol ...
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
homestaydon

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:37 pm   Subject: I was a bit hesitant about posting this here.
I recently was able to obtain some raw fresh from the hive propolis. About a 1/2 lb. I used a formula I found on the web for Russian varnish using linseed oil, beeswax and propolis. I brought the lins ...
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
homestaydon

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:48 am   Subject: sorta back on subject
At my bee keeping class tonight the instructor mentioned that someone told him about finishing the inside of hives. He said he needed to check into it more. So with an opening like that I explained ve ...
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
homestaydon

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:59 am   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Thanks R Payne will take the information under advisement. Didn't like what was in the Denatured alcohol that I have. See if I can find the Everclear. Now what about the Propolis?
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
homestaydon

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:51 pm   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Thanks Luc. Just checked the Material Data Safety sheet. Only ingredient in the Klean -Strip Boiled linseed oil is linseed oil. So that's good to go. Know to get the information on the alcohol and pr ...
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
homestaydon

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:29 pm   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Sorry for all the questions guys. I'm just not the brightest crayon in the box.
Phil What is meant by spirits? I can purchase Denatured Alcohol or should I use a cheap vodka? What is your source of ...
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
homestaydon

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:55 pm   Subject: Making Varnish for the inside of the hive
Luc, Bernhard and Phil and others who care to chime in.
So as I understand it we should varnish the inside of the hive to create a water proof barrier to provide an place for condensation to occur. ...
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
homestaydon

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:26 am   Subject: General concensuses on what to use.
So do we have a consensuses as to what to use to coat the inside of our hives with. I read the book by Clarke and based on his work I would say he definitely has hit on to something. I'm to new to bee ...
 
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