First let me say sorry for typing babybee instead of baybee, it was inadvertant and just something my mind does to me sometimes."Problem #1" and "Problem #2" are only problems when one believes the strips have to be taken out after certain time.
"Problem #3" is made up.
Thanks, gww! Yes, I want to try the OA/glycerin strips but at this point missing two important details of the procedure. Switching from OAV because, on the one hand, vaporization doesn't really work on my hives because in our climate there is always brood; on the other hand, I want to keep the supers on all the time.Baybee
...Are you asking for pure reasons of really wanting to know?
My experience is with cardboard strips with glycerin and amitraz. In this situation I have seen bees being killed at the time of insertion I believe that mainly due to over exposure to glycerin.Eduardo, do you mean that queen can be killed by a cardboard strip through mechanical rolling/squashing/cutting with sharp edges? Or by exposure to/drowning in the chemical mixture?
They say in the protocol that cardboard strips are hung for a day or so after saturation so that at the time of application there is no dripping glycerin.
I have seen several studies besides thiers that says the same and based on that, I look at the law like you do.I guess sometimes "illegal" means "forbidden by law" and sometimes "not recognized by law". I suppose these are different things.
Well ... it depends what country we are talking about. Aluen CAP is an Argentina product, and not available in the USA. In the USA, there are only 2 forms of "oxalic acid as a varroa pesticide" that are legal for use in beehives. Those 2 forms are OAV (oxalic acid vaporization) or OAD (the dribble / spray mixture of sugar syrup and oxalic acid). Any other form of oxalic acid applied as a varroa control is "forbidden by law".Aluen CAP (OA/glycerin strips) is a commercial product. The 2015 Maggie paper says this kind of treatment after 42 days leaves no OA residue in honey or wax.
I guess sometimes "illegal" means "forbidden by law" and sometimes "not recognized by law". I suppose these are different things.
My plant hardiness zone is 9a.Eduardo
I looked up your plant hardieness zone so I could keep a little perspective on your climate. If I got it correct we are talking about zone 9 or zone 10.
Thank you for posting the info. I went to your link of your blog that you have on all your post. A lot of stuff on there.
I remamber the thread where you were asking the question on calander treatments. It was in my mind then that to have that many hives you would have to work out some kind of cooky cutter plan to work with.This fall I've lost some hives due to problems with queens, but none due to varroa.
Is it legal to eat honey produced in Argentina using, according to EPA, an illegal form of "oxalic acid as a Varroa pesticide", even if this honey is sold by tons in "wholesale centers" near you?Well ... And if it is not EPA registered, and does not come in a container with an EPA approved label and directions, then it is illegal to use that substance as a pesticide.