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Author Topic: Hopguard vs. Oxalic  (Read 1084 times)
jharris
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« on: November 27, 2013, 02:10:06 PM »

I'm a hobbyist beekeeper trying to grow into a sideline business in Central Fl with 10 hives and went with trying Hopguard for my Fall mite treatments. I was originally planning on trying oxalic acid dribble but the Hopguard application seemed simpler and with less reported effect on brood laying. After applying Hopguard and then reading up a little more I went ahead and treated 3 times over 3 weeks which wasn't as simple as Hopguard originally seemed to advertise. Anyone out there with experience using hopguard vs. oxalic? Pros and cons from actual experience?
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2013, 03:22:52 PM »

Oxalic dribble requires a broodless colony which I doubt you ever have in FL.  My opinion of hopguard is its to messy and just plain stinks.  After using it everything including the cab of my truck stunk for a month.    I'll never use it again. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2013, 10:30:25 AM »

Ditto on hop guard being messy.   Stained up my basement concrete.  But I still have a bit left over to use rather than wasting. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2013, 03:48:19 PM »

I traded a unopened package of hopguard for a 30 pack of budlight.   I know I got the best end of that  deal
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2014, 11:18:19 AM »

OA is going to be a lot cheaper also....... Haven't used hopgaurd,  but happy with OA
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 06:24:09 PM »

try cutting out the drone comb
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2014, 07:00:07 PM »

I do realize hopguard is and approved productin In lot of states I don't know about Florida .I also know oxailc is not approved to be used in beehives in the USA.


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