I was at the WVBA meeting last night, for the first time. Thanks, Harry, for your presentation(s) and especially the empowerment about mites. I have had a few hives in West Salem for the last three or four years. I'm trying to move beyond the ranks of the raw neophyte "bee-haver" to a bit more of a sopho-moron (as my college teachers said, with just enough knowledge to be dangerous), and I figure my next step is to start being more intentional/deliberate about Varroa. Does anyone in WVBA have thoughts about using Food Grade Mineral Oil? What's that all about?
This is my second attempt to reply. The first one got buried in the ten newest posts. My kids would probably point out my mental deficiencies at this point because I'm (finally) moving out of the lurker shadows
Post by HarryVanderpool on Mar 2, 2005 11:51:00 GMT -7
Unfortunatly, all of the reports that I have read indicate the FGMO treatment is of no value. If thats true, the real value is, as I stated at the meeting, at least the beekeeper is staying in touch with the varroa populations in their hives. Then it seems like the problem is much less. It's weird. I guess it's a lot easier to be afraid of the unknown.
Post by HarryVanderpool on Aug 15, 2005 8:17:58 GMT -7
Screaming Sawblades!!!!, It's Mr. Pender!!! Just so you all know; Mr. Frank Pender, now president of Tanglewood Timber, is a legendary teacher from Dallas Oregon. Remember some of your teachers in school? Some were horrible, some were just O.K., some were pretty good, several were awesome, and a couple were Brilliant! Mr Pender falls into the latter. Then he tells me the other day that he has a couple of hives.... Is there anything I can say bad about Pender?..... .......um....NOPE! Welcome to our website, Mr. Pender! Harry
Post by Frank Pender on Jun 10, 2006 18:30:24 GMT -7
I am not a member, but looking for the fella that started this thread to get his colonies up to my timber farm, so the bees can begin harvesting the juices from my poison Oak. Harry, your assignment be be a little late? ;D