This Oxalic Acid Vaporizer uses a naturally-occurring acid that does not harm bees, but is deadly on varroa mites! Features a built-in-timer and an automatic-off function. The oxalic acid cup is made of 235-watt cast aluminum. Be sure to wear a respirator, safety glasses, and gloves! Requires a 12 volt battery. Oxalic acid and battery not included.
Why use Oxalic Acid Vaporization? Numerous studies show it is 90-99% effective at killing phoretic (physically on the bees) varroa mites. Because oxalic acid only kills these varroa mites and not those in the brood, it is usually used for treatment in the late fall or early winter when brood count is low but the temp is above 40° F. OAV treatments do not require you to open the hive or any installation and removal of medicated strips, making it a simple and easy but highly effective varroa mite treatment plan.