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Offline Eric Conceicao

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Formic Acid - Hot Temperatures?
« on: March 28, 2015, 06:24:13 PM »
Hello all,
I am interested in hearing about the effectivenss of Formic acid pads/baggies (either 50% or 65% solutions method) during hot months in which temperatures are in the 90s. I have heard that at these hotter temperautres, it may be damaging to the colonies - if this is the case I may opt for a Thymol based product instead. Experiences/Advice is appreciated!

Offline rwlaw

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Re: Formic Acid - Hot Temperatures?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2015, 08:39:03 PM »
Ya, anything over 90 your supposed to pull the pads off. I had it on a hive @ 85 and it was driving the bees out. Luckily I was there and pulled the pads.
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Offline Eric Conceicao

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Re: Formic Acid - Hot Temperatures?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 12:49:28 PM »
Very helpful, thanks