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    Re: Anyone doing OAV treatments from top of hive?

    That's a pretty good analogy apart from the mass involved, the intervening container holding the water, and the temperature deltas. Someone needs to do a test. If I had a laser thermometer, I'd do...
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    Re: Anyone doing OAV treatments from top of hive?

    It takes my vaporizer ~ 2 minutes to vaporize 2 grams of OA. That's when the device and the OA reach and equilibrium temperature. I unplug after 2 minutes. The operative term in my comment was...
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    Re: Anyone doing OAV treatments from top of hive?

    I'm sure it's happened somewhere at some point (fire). Your set-up looks like it should work fine. If the acid crystalizes and precipitates down along with bee movement/contact, both ways should be...
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    Re: Anyone doing OAV treatments from top of hive?

    Still can't understand the concern with fire using a vaporizer the correct way. OA sublimes at ~315F. Flashpoint of beeswax is 400F. You'd have to leave the vaporizer energized for quite a while...
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