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oxalic acid. (vaporized)

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best time to use oxalic acid on my bees.  And does the honey need to be off for this.   thanx
asked Mar 5, 2017 in Equipment by wnd57 egg (130 points)

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Best used when brood is ramped down as it does not kill mites in the cell.  Beekeepers use it in the spring or late fall when there is less brood in the hives.  

It is not fat soluble so it will not accumulate in wax and is a natural component of honey and does not markedly impact honey.  That being said, most WOULD NOT recommend treating when honey supers are on.

Probably the most prolific information about Oxalic Acid (OA) and specifically Oxalic Acid Vaporization (OAV) and the OA dribble method is Randy Oliver's scientificbeekeeping.com.
answered Oct 31, 2017 by kevvan egg (180 points)

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