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    Default Is it safe to do an inspection shortly after an OAV treatment?

    Generally speaking, I work with my hives barehanded. It is my understanding it takes a couple of days for the bees to remove the OA crystals from the hive. Would it be safe to do an inspection a day or two (ie before the crystals have been fully removed) after an OAV treatment? Would I have to wear gloves? Is it as simple as just washing my hands post inspection?

    As always, thanks for the input.

    - Paul

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    Default Re: Is it safe to do an inspection shortly after an OAV treatment?

    After an oav, you may want to suit up fully. They are ticked after.

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    Default Re: Is it safe to do an inspection shortly after an OAV treatment?

    Quote Originally Posted by popejohnpaul2 View Post
    Would it be safe to do an inspection a day or two (ie before the crystals have been fully removed) after an OAV treatment? Would I have to wear gloves? Is it as simple as just washing my hands post inspection?
    - Paul
    I'd wear gloves to be safe if you inspect within five days of vaping. That's only if they are flying, much longer if they are confined within the hive (such as in cold weather)when they can't carry the crystals out. I've not noticed them any more upset after treating.
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    Default Re: Is it safe to do an inspection shortly after an OAV treatment?

    After the OA treatment, I went to remove the plywood between the honey super and deep. It would only take 30 seconds or less. I wore shorts thinking it would be really quick. They were mad. Took 5 stings to the leg.

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    Default Re: Is it safe to do an inspection shortly after an OAV treatment?

    Quote Originally Posted by rookie2531 View Post
    After an oav, you may want to suit up fully. They are ticked after.
    +1 mine were really pissed after treatment

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    Default Re: Is it safe to do an inspection shortly after an OAV treatment?

    [QUOTE=snl;1310670]I'd wear gloves to be safe if you inspect within five days of vaping. "

    Wow, five days! I didn't realize it hung around that long. I always wear gloves but I never expected to need precautions for that long after a treatment.

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    Default Re: Is it safe to do an inspection shortly after an OAV treatment?

    [QUOTE=gezellig;1310738]
    Quote Originally Posted by snl View Post
    I'd wear gloves to be safe if you inspect within five days of vaping. "

    Wow, five days! I didn't realize it hung around that long. I always wear gloves but I never expected to need precautions for that long after a treatment.
    Actually, it does not, it is out of the hives in a couple of days, but let's error on the side of safety, eh?
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    Default Re: Is it safe to do an inspection shortly after an OAV treatment?

    My hives are more ticked off not being able to get back in to the hive while I have it closed off than about the vapor. Within 2 minutes of puttine the robber screens back on and allowing them to re-enter and leave the hive you would never know I had just treated. There is a definite roar while vaping though.

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    Default Re: Is it safe to do an inspection shortly after an OAV treatment?

    What am I missing here....is the danger from the crystals or bad tempered bees?

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    Default Re: Is it safe to do an inspection shortly after an OAV treatment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim KS View Post
    What am I missing here....is the danger from the crystals or bad tempered bees?
    My original question was regarding the OA crystals

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