This blog explains how I keep bees. It works for me, it might not work for you. Use my methods at your own risk. Always wear protective clothing and use a smoker when working bees.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Oxalic Acid Dribble Method

Late fall mite treatment of Oxalic Acid using the dribble method. This works great as a second mite treatment to knock down any re-infestation of mites after the August treatment of Mite Away Quick Strips or ApiGuard. The best time to use it is in late October or early November when there is no brood in the hive. With no brood in the hive,  the mites are all on the bees. A treatment of Oxalic Acid by dribble or a vaporizer is a good way to kill these phoretic mites.

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