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Universal Bee
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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2007, 05:09:47 PM »

only problem with OA is that it's not approved for use in the US.  if you are going to market your honey, it can be a problem to use OA.  there was just a company caught using it, but i don't remember which one.

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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2007, 05:35:52 PM »

All the honey should be harvested before treatment  Wink is this the outfit you speak of?                                                                                                                                        my preference is formic but the temp. restrictions are a real pain Smiley RDY-B
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« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2007, 10:33:44 AM »

Is oxalic acid a pesticide?  The container I got says "wood bleach."  I like my frames to be white and bright . . .  rolleyes

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« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2007, 06:33:51 PM »

they could say the same rules aply to powderd sugar many law breakers cool RDY-B
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« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2007, 08:18:32 PM »

How about some good ole biochemical miticide sucrocide, three treatments, spread 7-10 days apart?.............just to knock down the mite load and get it back under control.  I would do this rather than take a chance of loosing the hives.  Once they've bounced back, I'd rethink the apiguard application and make sure I applied it correct.

oh yeah...........EPA approved for use in bee hives

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