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Offline Live Oak

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Re: OAV treatment Temperatures
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2018, 01:47:12 pm »
What temperatures can you treat your bees with OAV, mainly how low?
Jim

I asked this very question of Larry Welle (US Director of Sales for Pro Vap & owner of the Oxa Vap website) below is the reply he sent: 

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I?d vaporize in winter whenever the temperatures are 37 or above. A light puff of smoke will loosen the cluster to allow the fumes to penetrate.
Winter is the best time as most if not all mites are phoretic and you?ll kill +95% of them.


Kinda late posting to this thread but hope this helps.  Merry Christmas!

Offline sawdstmakr

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Re: OAV treatment Temperatures
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2018, 10:57:06 pm »
Thanks Live Oak.
I have completed 3 OAV treatments on all of my hives.
Jim

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Re: OAV treatment Temperatures
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2018, 04:40:45 am »
What temperatures can you treat your bees with OAV, mainly how low?
Jim

I asked this very question of Larry Welle (US Director of Sales for Pro Vap & owner of the Oxa Vap website) below is the reply he sent: 

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I?d vaporize in winter whenever the temperatures are 37 or above. A light puff of smoke will loosen the cluster to allow the fumes to penetrate.
Winter is the best time as most if not all mites are phoretic and you?ll kill +95% of them.


Kinda late posting to this thread but hope this helps.  Merry Christmas!

I`ll do it tomorrow, although it`s a tad too cold in the morning, but will work out with my gismo, as it heats the box for a couple of minutes.