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I have heard about this stuff and did a search to see when it would be out. This is what I found in an article from 5/4/2010

"The denial of approval of this important new medication was based on an erroneous conclusion that there are “enough” other medications for varroa control. This is wrong as most other medications and methods are either too limited to use or have lost effectiveness through over dosage"

http://www.thedailymail.net/articles/2010/05/04/opinion/doc4bdfbabb53783363974465.txt
 

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Re: EPA Says "Not So Quick!" to quick strips

Almost everything in that article is wrong information.
Go to www.miteaway.com for the facts.
NOD apiary products, are persuing full section 3 registration on the MAQS at this time.
This is expected to take between 6 - 18 months to complete.
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How can I buy them in Canada and "sneak" them in???? haha

Ok...seriously, how can I??? ;)
 

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Barry wih all due respect, talking about formic aicd and how to use it when there is NO residual, contamination, or adverse affect on honey/bees and considering the adverse affects of "legal" pesticide strips on bees, wax and honey I dont think you are using common sense....lets no be so politically correct that we cut our nose off despite our face! It is unbelievable that EPA would deny the strip, it shows their lack of knowledge and lack of studing the issue. Besides there is articles on the West Va University web site on using formic on a one time kill, how to apply and how it works .....so why shouldnt we discuss it? I really have to question why we shouldnt!
 

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I was looking forward to using those this spring..Sounds like someone in the EPA wants to make things more difficult for NOD and the rest of us meanwhile Monsanto does whatever it wants.
 

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Mr Nod maybe his own worst enemy, he tried to turn the use of formic acid in Canada into his own little monopoly.
He wants the Canadian beekeepers to lobby the govt to register his new strips,which at one time he had hoped the previous registration of miteway 2 would cover,the gov't said no, its a new application ( chemical with formic ), so needs new registration.

He has appointed the president of the Canadian Honey Council as his national distributor, but has nothing to sell or distribute legally
 

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How can I buy them in Canada and "sneak" them in???? haha

Ok...seriously, how can I??? ;)
Can't buy them in Canada unfortunately - just got off the phone with NOD and was told that the gov't says nope...so now their is a lobbying effort underway by the Ontario Beekeepers Association to get the feds to change their minds on the matter. Politics and bees, bloody endless.
 

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Has anyone here actually looked at how dangerous it is to handle this poisonous chemical? Skull and crossbones the biggest character on the tub!! I have observed catastrophic brood scald and adult bees crawling and dead on the ground, absconding of adults, (not just bearding!!) It is so irritating to humans and animals the warning states "DANGER-POISON CORROSIVE TO SKIN AND EYES" and "FATAL IF INHALED, ABSORBED IN THE SKIN, OR SWALLOWED"... "HAZARDOUS TO HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS"--Think beekeepers--THINK--Think and adopt practices which PREVENT the accumilation or population growth of varroa mites (stop reaching for 'bug spray' we all know even that doesnt get rid of bugs on earth)--So many so anxious for the next CHEMICAL--I wish it were never allowed in Ohio...I wont ever put anything in my hive that says POISON or FATAL...or HAZARDOUS...this is not something just any lay person should have access to...plenty of contra-indicated use, misuse, no posted warning signs on apiaries...so now the inspector being exposed to chems because non-plaquarded of the dangers of coming into contact...I keep thinking of the part of the label that says "keep out of reach of children--and I can't help but add "Children Bees" T.F.A.C.T. (Treatmen Free Apiculturist Collective) a great resource for re-discovering effective grass roots bee keeping without chems...
 
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