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Greetings all. I have had private questions which is fine if you prefer to keep your questions private but I think it would be good to have a place for all to post questions or comments so others can gain from them.
 

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Other than the OAV tool you will need a mask to breath through while performing the treatment and oxalic acid. I use a respirator with cartridges that filter organic vapor (N100, R100, or P100 filter). I use this because it was purchased for formic acid applications and I had it. I have read that any filter that will filter particles is sufficient but have not tried to prove it. Protect your lungs, new ones are hard to come by. As far as the oxalic acid, purchase the purest you can find. I provide the paper that is the lable for applying oxalic acid to honey bees as a mitacide.
 
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Randy Oliver recently posted a video on YouTube
2021 Varroa Management by Randy Oliver


well worth your viewing time. I agree that oxalic acid is the best treatment for your bees health and that formic treatments, though easier cause more damage to the colony. I can see why the time required to do the OAV treatments correctly would be too time consuming for a commercial bee keeper because it is multiple applications but as someone who is at a hobby level of 20 hives I think it is the best way to go.
 
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