Protect your bees
by ridding hives of those nasty mites
The vaporization of oxalic acid in beehives is a proven method of killing Varroa mites. Simply load the cup of the vaporizer with one gram (1/4 teaspoon per brood chamber) of oxalic acid, insert into entrance of hive, seal entrance, connect to a 12 volt battery. Leave connected for approximately 4 minutes, remove vaporizer, leave hive sealed for 10 additional minutes, remove blockage. Treatment complete.
(* please read complete instructions, included with unit.)
Oxalic acid kills mites by seeping into their blood stream through the pads on their feet. Oxalic acid is a naturally occurring product that is found in honey as well as many plants. It does not harm the bees.
Beehives may be treated with oxalic acid vapors at any time during the year as long as the temperature is above 37 degrees. A single treatment works best when there is little or no capped brood. During this period the vapor will kill 95% of all mites. When capped brood is present, three treatments of 5 days apart will be required to achieve this same result.
Advantages of using our Oxalic Acid Vaporizer
Vaporizers come ready to use straight of the box.
Built to last a lifetime.
Made in Urbana Ohio USA (not a foreign import).
After initial cost, treatment is only pennies per hive.
Copper, not plastic, 2 gram (1/2 teaspoon) measuring cup is included.
No complicated mixing when using the vaporizer.
May be use at any temperature above 37 degrees.
Mites are seemingly are unable to build up a resistance.
No ill effects on the queen, eggs or larvae.
No bee die-off due to treatment.
Oxalic acid doesn't build up in comb wax.
OA should be used as part of any Integrated Pest Management system.
Many beekeepers report that bees seem happier after treatment.
Heating element - 12 volt / 511 BTU
Length of wand inserted into hive - 13 inches.
Capacity of vapor bowl - 2 grams.
Length of power cable - 5 foot 6 inch.
Due to the high temperature. Do not use in Styrofoam hives.
Shipped Priority Express Mail w/free tracking.
Vaporizers are only shipped to Pay Pal verified addresses.
Vaporizers are shipped via US Post Office with free tracking.
We only ship to addresses in the United States.
Vaporizers are always in stock.
Shipping is within 24 hour of payment received.
Visit dlan.com for instructions and treatment information.
Information on the varroa mite life cycle is also provided.