I have all the equipment for applying the OA to the hives. I did a test to see how long it takes to completely sublimates and it took 4.5 min for a 1/2 tsp for 2 brood chambers. Because of the hot temps 95+ we are starting dearth.
I just have a couple of questions:
1. What is the best time of day? Does anyone apply it right before sundown?
2. Do I start the application 8 weeks before first frost (Nov4) and add 21 days to it (Aug22)?
3. For the 21 day application I read a post where they talked about it. The poster replied that he did one extra on the 25th day and then [email protected] Christmas. I can't remember the span between applications. I could not find the post I read because I came across it by accident. What span of days is recommended?
People have recommended that I try to hook up with a club. (Montgomery county) I have a crazy work schedule where it is hard to be off when clubs hold meetings. There used to be a Honey salesman along 105 a couple years back but I have not seen him lately. I will keep reading.
Thanks everyone for helping on this site! By the way I haven't spotted the blue drone lately.lol
Both queens are laying tho and i just look for eggs and get out.