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    Default Oxalic Acid

    can i put vaporized OA on bees anytime? Fat Bee Man says it can be done anytime, so do i just do i once a week for 3 weeks for brood cycles?

    Ben

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    Default Re: Oxalic Acid

    Started doing that today. I do it 4 times.

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    Default Re: Oxalic Acid

    So it doesn't matter if they have open brood, like Fat bee man says ?

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    Default Re: Oxalic Acid

    OA vapor doesn't affect brood at all in my experience.

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    Default Re: Oxalic Acid

    He C7,
    Does it affect the honey?


    Larry

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    Default Re: Oxalic Acid

    Pull your supers when you vaporize. you can put them right back on afterwards.

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    Default Re: Oxalic Acid

    Thanks C7, I'll do that t/b safte.......but do you know if it affects the honey since OA is naturally occurring in the hive?

    Larry

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    Default Re: Oxalic Acid

    There are some studies that say it doesn't but remember it's not approved in the US and higher OA in the honey would not be good.

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