Date of publication: 2017-08-29 14:04
Meanmwhile, I 8767 ve been doing lots of kitchen chemistry to figure out how to avoid the need to press the excess OA/glycerin out of the shop towels in order to obtain a texture that the bees will remove. It appears the total glycerin should not exceed 68 mL per towel. This amount of glycerin will hold 67 g of OA, without the OA coming out of solution at hive temp.
Roll Towels: Your towel vendors will help you calculate the potential waste and cost savings when you evaluate switching to roll towels. Nearly all have calculation models.
The Fieldcrest Luxury Solid Towel might not be for you if you’re looking for an especially plush towel. As I’ve mentioned, the terry cloth is of medium thickness, and it isn’t the softest towel we tried (look to our runner-up and our upgrade pick for softer options). A couple of Sweethome testers found the Fieldcrest to be not so soft, with one saying “it feels a little rough and thick,” and another describing it as “rather crunchy.” But an equal number of testers found it comfortable to use.
A mechanism to adjust sheet length is useful too. You can have shorter sheet lengths in bathrooms where use is controlled. Dispensers in large public facilities are set to maximum length to help speed people through.
Paper: Good paper towel specifications require no objectionable odor and include the recycled content standard, type of paper (bleached, semi-bleached or unbleached), basis weight, size, core size for roll towels and the number of feet per roll or towels per package. Since towels are ordered by case, many specifications include the number of towels or rolls per case.
Q: If you use enough ingredients to properly saturate a half roll of shop towels, then apply one shop sheet per hive, if you have, say 5 hives and can 8767 t store the balance, isn 8767 t that a waste of resources?
There are quite a few beekeepers worldwide currently experimenting with this method of application keep in mind that OA/gly extended release is not yet registered for application in the . I encourage others to apply for experimental permits in their jurisdictions.
This year we looked at 75 towels and eventually narrowed that selection for testing to 66. This set included our prior winners, the Pottery Barn Hydrocotton Bath Towel , the Fieldcrest Luxury Solid Towel from Target, and the Lasting Color Cotton Bath Towel Collection by WestPoint Home (our previous top pick, runner-up, and budget choice, respectively). We tested those against the following:
Warning: this method of treatment is only approved in some countries, but not yet registered in others, including the . It is illegal to apply oxalic acid to a hive in this manner unless it is registered for use in your jurisdiction. However, you may be able to obtain an 8775 Experimental Use Permit 8776 or a 8775 Pesticide Research Authorization 8776 from your State Lead Agency for pesticide regulation.
I had a brainstorm instead of using rolled towels, to instead use the folded ones (below) that come in an 85-towel pack, and are dispensed one at a time like Kleenex tissues.