Re: Why are beekeepers not all using vaporized oxalic acid to treat varroa mites?
Yes I do, And as is mentioned above it was due to an off label use of a pesticide. OA is not a pesticide any more than powdered sugar is. so if you are correct everyone dusting their bees with powdered sugar is just as illegally applying a pesticide to their bees. It is being applied for the sole and direct purpose of killing mites. But it does not make it a pesticide. and applying OA to a hive for the specific purpose of killing mites does not make it a pesticide either. And just because you think OA is worse than powdered sugar (hydroxymethyloxolan) does not make you right. I say it is the same thing different names.
Originally Posted by Jim 134
Last edited by Daniel Y; 06-20-2014 at 07:41 PM.
Significant Minority vs Insignificant Majority, 20% of causes produce 80% of the effects.