Well we got dumped on with 12 inches (18 cm) of snow and spring seems to be pushed back a bit. With the warm weather and winter being so mild, my thoughts have been shifted over to my bees and their issues that are bound to arise when spring finnally gets here. (Alberta)
Have used oxalic acid to control varroa and trechea mites for many years. I wonder if this inexpensive treatment for mite control will work on the hive beetle?
We do not currently have the hive beetle (and do not want it) but there may come a time when we are faced with this "new" menace.
Has anyone tried oxalic acid for varroa mite and found their hive beetle populations dropping?
Would be very interesting and inexpensive solution to a growing problem.