Re: Lithium chloride as miticide
I'm all for a new, safe treatment. I do not consider a compound used to treat psychiatric disorders as safe for my consumption.
I'm glad that I don't buy honey from some of you folks. I seriously can't believe that anyone would attempt to try this until enough research is done to PROVE both it's safety and it's efficacy.
If you're bent on trying something that's a guaranteed miticide and not concerned about the potential health risks, spray a gallon of gasoline over the top of your wintering cluster, covering all frames, every nook and cranny. I guarantee you that will kill mite in the hive and in the cells.
The more I learn about bees, the less I know.