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Use an oxalic acid vaporizer with caution

A friend and master beekeeper from Connecticut, Bill Hesbach, wrote the following account about his misadventures with an oxalic acid vaporizer and a face mask. First posted on BEE-L, the story is a cautionary tale of the hazards of working with oxalic acid, and a reminder that when things begin going south, they sometimes just […] Read more

Stalking an aggregation of tiny holes

Nothing piques my curiosity like an aggregation of tiny holes, neat little excavations in nondescript ground. Who lives down there? How deep? What do they eat? Why did they choose this place? Earlier this summer, while walking the dog in the forest, we stumbled across a small aggregation in the center of a sun-drenched logging […] Read more