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  1. #1
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    Waynesboro, VA, USA
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    Default fogging for varora mites

    Have any of you tried adding oxalic acid to a fogger to treat bees. I've seen videos on youtube, "the fat bee man" using a fogger with mineral oil. I wonder if adding oxalic acid to the mix would work, I sure could move through the bee yard a lot faster with a fogger. Thoughts.

  2. #2
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    Talladega County, Alabama, USA
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    Default Re: fogging for varora mites

    you could die also.

  3. #3
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    Rensselaer County, NY, USA
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    Default Re: fogging for varora mites

    NO! you can't add OA to your fogger. OA needs to be applied in a completely different manner.

    If you're willing to use OA, then do it right, with the proper operator safety precautions and the correct tool. It works very well, but like all pesticides you need to know how to use it. There are plenty of threads here discussing exactly that. If you have speciifc questions, please ask. Many of us think it's very useful.

    Mineral oil fogging doesn't really work, IMO. But OAV does.

    Enj.

  4. #4
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    Cattaraugus,New York, USA
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    Default Re: fogging for varora mites

    Fogging doesn't work well, don't waste your time doing that went oav doesnt take much time at all.
    Allegany Mtn. Bee Farm
    Quality Queens and Honey from Western New York

  5. #5
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    Default Re: fogging for varora mites

    While it's a nice thought, you must not use oxalic acid in that manner as it can severely harm you. "Fogging" with an oxalic acid vaporizer especially meant for that purpose, is at this time, the only way to vaporize OA safely.
    http://OxaVap.com Your source for the Varrox Mite Killing
    OA Vaporizer "One of the highest ranked" by R. Oliver

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