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Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Bbuck, Aug 14, 2018.
anyone ever use apivar from mannlake for vorroa more treatment? does it work?
I have not. It's pricey,
I am about to start treating with oxalic acid via fogger. (I also have a vaporizer but it is more difficult to handle.
I've used Oxalic acid since I upgraded from powdered sugar as my VSH queen provider quit selling queens. (he had a bad year and lost too many to ants, and dragonflies, etc and retired)
I don't have a vaporizer, aren't they spendy too?
you can make your own for less than $10.00....youtube has plans and I did a thread on making one.
Since I've gone to the fogger my vaporizer is for sale cheap, bet some near you are too. Either way you buy equipment once, strips over and over
Where did you get your fogger? What brand is it?
got it, thank you. does fogging kill the mites in capped brood? can this be used as a lone treatment? another words I don't have to use anything else all year? just fog three or four times per year??
it will not kill mites in capped brood or it would also kill the brood. Plan on fogging or using a vaporizer once a week.
and a fogger used for bees should never be used with regular insecticides such as mosquito fog.
And you will want a very good facemask using a fogger. With the vaporizer I taped all the openings on the hive put it in and ran. That fog goes everywhere.
and Bob uses the same brand of fogger. I have to go to work, will drop in later
wow, once a week? just thru spring till fall i assume? will it have effect on honey or do you not use it while supers are on?
thats once a week for 3 weeks straight so any brood will hatch and be treated, so you will fog 3 weeks in a row and then you can treat again in the colder weather when no brood...not every week for ever..
Thanks for the help, sorry for the dumb questions. I tried raising bees two years in A row all natural, and they died each year. Decided I wanted them to live this time. I just got apivar strips so I'm going to use them up and then get the fogger. Thanks again Bob and Gypsi
if you have a tru value close by the usually have good prices
3 weeks in a row is good. And you will need everclear and a saucepan and a canning jar to store the prepared Oxalic dissolved under heat in the everclear. Recipe is on youtube and I think I posted a link last year?
here is the info I got my instructions on for using a fogger
Thank you for the link, I have to dig my fogger out and start using it too
I put the apivar strips in today, seemed like a lot more of a pain in the butt than the fogging I seen going on on youtube