This is Varroa mite treatment containing Oxalic Acid. Depending on the time of year, Oxuvar can be either diluted with water and sprayed directly onto the colony, or mixed with sugar and applied as a trickle application. Oxuvar kills varroa mite without harming the honey bees. Approved for use in the UK by Veterinary medicine Directorate (VMD). Pack contains 275g, enough to treat 5-10 colonies when diluted with water and sprayed or 6-15 colonies when added to sugar for a trickle application.
How to use Oxuvar trickle application:
What is it: Liquid oxalic acid to be diluted with sugar and trickled onto the colony.
When to use it: Late Autumn/Winter (November to January) to brood-less colonies.
How to use it:
- Dilute 1 part Oxuvar to 1 part sugar. There is space within the supplied packaging to allow this. Mixing Oxuvar with sugar may need to be done in a water bath to help the sugar dissolve.
- Decant solution into a syringe.
- Trickle over the bees sitting between the combs.
- Consult the product label for the volume to be trickled for UK (Northern Europe) depending on hive type.
- Best results are achieved when the bees remain within the hive after treatment.
To be used as a spray treatment for application to broodless colonies, man-made broodless colonies or swarms newly lodged in hives. Spray application should be made without honey supers mounted, there is a zero day withdrawl period for honey. To be used as a trickle application treatment during winter.
Varroa mite (Varroa destructor) is an increasing problem in UK honey bee hives. This bee parasite lives on the bees and within the hives feeding on the bees. Attack from varroa mite can weaken bees making them less able to do their job and support the colony, it also makes the bees more susceptible to disease. Hives with significant infestation levels of varroa will produce less honey, be in poorer condition and are less likely to survive through winter.
Oxuvar contains oxalic acid and is approved for use in UK by VMD (Vm: 36234/4001) to treat Varroa as either a spray or trickle treatment.
Registered for use in UK with VMD
Spray application for swarm management or use before placing honey supers. Pure formulation does not cause sticky hairs or wings
Trickle application for varroa management going into winter. Oxuvar bottle has been designed with large head space to allow mixing with sugar within the original packaging - Expires: 02/2023