A 'new' way to use OA?
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    Default A 'new' way to use OA?

    I just heard that there is some experimentation going on with Oxalic Acid. Apparently they are soaking a blue shop towel with OA, water, and food grade glycerin and setting it on top of the hive bars, and that's it.

    Has anyone heard of that?

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    Default Re: A 'new' way to use OA?

    Olive has been experimenting with it for a while.... Go to Scientific beekeeping and you will find the info there. Probably can also search it here...
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    I believe they have been using it in the UK for sometime now, or at least have been doing longer testing. I think it is fairly new here though and I believe Randy at scientific beekeeping is still doing tests on it.

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    Randy's page doesn't seem to have been updated for about a year and a half.
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    Default Re: A 'new' way to use OA?

    A recent update was published. I looked at the raw data (requested from Rany) the results are very promising.

    Extended-Release Oxalic Acid Progress Report First published in: American Bee Journal, November 2018
    2018 California Field Trial
    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/exte...ress-report-4/

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    good one. thanks.
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    Yep. There are a few over here in NZ who say they re getting good results from it @ nzbees.net .
    I think one who does this is Trevor Gilbanks.

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    Yep. There are a few over here in NZ who say they re getting good results from it @ nzbees.net .
    I think one who does this is Trevor Gilbanks.

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    Mischief can you add a link to the nzbee site? In a quick look around I didnít see anything.

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    Default Re: A 'new' way to use OA?

    According to Jennifer Berry at the University of Georgia it is not working in high humidity areas like the Deep South . She actually did testing and notified Randy with her results . She presented her findings to us at the Tennessee Beekeepers conference this fall. I’m not saying it doesn’t work but I would do alcohol washes and test to find your own results .

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    Quote Originally Posted by HONEYGUY1973 View Post
    According to Jennifer Berry at the University of Georgia it is not working in high humidity areas like the Deep South . She actually did testing and notified Randy with her results . She presented her findings to us at the Tennessee Beekeepers conference this fall.
    Yes. See Jennifer's article in the September 2018 issue of Bee Culture magazine.

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    New? they have been using OA in Gly. down in Argentina for over a decade.

    https://www.beesource.com/forums/sho...mite-treatment

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    Default Re: A 'new' way to use OA?

    Quote Originally Posted by My-smokepole View Post
    Mischief can you add a link to the nzbee site? In a quick look around I didn’t see anything.
    https://www.nzbees.net/

    I use the vapourizer so I didnt really take much notice of how they did the towel method.

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