Re: Oxalic Aicd - No longer a "pesticide."
This is actually something wrong with the system.
Originally Posted by Rader Sidetrack
In my own country, when varroa arrived advice was sought by govt on how to handle this / assist beekeepers. A raft of pesticides were approved for use, the idea being we did not want to have just one or two pesticides that got used every time and promoted resistance to them. Oxalic acid was approved at no cost to anyone, the governing body saw it as their duty to do that. Other commercial products (Apistan for example) had to go through an approval process at their own cost, we are a small country though trials did not have to be run here we accept overseas data.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).