:D Love to Vaporize those Varroa
Today was the first good day i've had since getting my vaporizer from SLN to actually use it.
Had to wait a week to get my OA from the local store ordered in.
Since there isn't any brood at this point this should be very effective at killing them blood sucking little vampires.
Went through 43 hives today with no problems.
Some DDeeps, some SDeeps, some NUC's. All in all I must say, simple, easy, fun in lots of ways.
Lit my smoker, purched it on the hive to determine wind direction.
Loaded up the vaporizer with the OA.
Slid it into the hive, then hooked up to a battery.
Waited 2:30 and removed from battery.
Waited another 2 min and pulled it out the hive.
Complete burn each and every time.
All in all it took me most of the afternoon to deal with all the hives, but it was time well spent. Got to look in on a few of them too while I was at it to check their stores, and cluster size.
Thomas Bartram - 43 - 8 F langs, 22 Italian & 21 Russian