Re: Why are beekeepers not all using vaporized oxalic acid to treat varroa mites?
Show me where they have approved dusting with powdered sugar. but that argument is even getting tiring to me. they do not run around approving anything. they run around finding those things they say needs to be regulated. and those things they look at and say do not need to be regulated they say nothing about. those things that may need to be regulated but they decided not to they also record.
Originally Posted by melliferal
Things such as water. soapy water and powdered sugar I suspect will never come to their attention. Things such as OA that have been used and are currently used in pesticides they do look at. and they then render a decision in regard to it. In truth they probably have no interest in evaluating anything that is not submitted for evaluation. And since OA is an ingredient in products that have been submitted they have looked at it.
You will never find an approval for use of anything. They are not in the business of approving anything. they are regulating those things they determine need to be regulated. That distinction is important.
So no those reason woudl not be good enough reason because they do not in fact even exist. OA has been evaluated and the applicable regulation is in place. and it is
So is no restriction up to a certain amount (2 lbs per acre) good enough reason for me to use it? yep.
Still nobody has been able to show where use of OA on beehives is prohibited or has been prosecuted.
Significant Minority vs Insignificant Majority, 20% of causes produce 80% of the effects.