Oxalic Acid is used in many ways, in the fight against the “Varroa Destructor Mite” – which feeds on the Bees hemolymph – similar to a tick on a sheep. The mite travels on the Bee into the hive, then enters brood-cells and pro-creates within the cells.
Drone cells are most common-place to find infestations – check out our “Drone Management Frames“.
Oxalic acid is naturally found in many plants such as members of the spinach family and Rhubarb whose leaves contain about 0.5% Oxalic acid.
It can be used in conjunction with our “Kiwi Oxalic Acid Vaporizer” (which, with heat-exchange, creates a vapour within the hive) or also can be mixed with sugar syrup and dribbled on the bees in Autumn.
Note: Consult the Varroa book for more information about these methods which are noted as acceptable treatment methods approved in New Zealand.
The Oxalic Acid we sell, is in a crystalised form and is 99% Concentrated.
It comes in Jars of 80 grams. When used the Vaporizer this will do approximately 40 treatments.
For more information about Oxalic Acid Safety, here is a great document by the Ontario Bee
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