Oxalic acid is a highly oxidized, strong organic acid that is widely distributed in nature, occurring in both plants and animals. In plants, it generally accumulates as a metabolic end product in the form of free acid. Oxalic acid is becoming as an essential household chemical that can be used, like many other acids, as a cleaner for various things. Oxalic Acid is a white crystalline solid that forms a colorless solution in water. 8-10 ounces of the powder to one gallon of warm water would give the best results for most of applications. At high doses Oxalic acid is very dangerous, but at moderate doses it is safe for various useful functions.
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• Oxalic acid is used by some beekeepers as a miticide against the parasitic varroa mite.
• Oxalic acid is used to clean minerals
• Oxalic acid is sometimes used in the aluminum anodizing process, with or without sulfuric acid. Compared to sulfuric acid anodizing, the coatings obtained are thinner and exhibit lower surface roughness.
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NOTE : Any of above statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration (FDA).This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. This information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. We strongly advise you to have a test batch before use.
WHAT IS OXALIC ACID?
Oxalic Acid is a naturally occurring acid found in plants. It became popular in Europe & Canada for treating Varroa Mites in a honey bee hive.
IS IT A LEGAL VARROA TREATMENT IN THE UNITES STATES?
Oxalic Acid has been approved by the EPA to treat honey bee colonies in the United States. It can not be shipped to California at this time.
HOW CAN IT BE USED TO TREAT?
There are three approved methods to treat with Oxalic Acid:
Note: To completely dissolve Oxalic Acid Dihydrate, use warm syrup.
Dissolve 35g of Oxalic Acid Dihydrate in 1 liter of 1:1 sugar water (weight : volume). Smoke bees down from the top bars. With a syringe or an applicator, trickle 5 ml of this solution directly onto the bees in each occupied bee space in each brood box. The maximum does is 50ml per colony whether bees are in NUCs, single, or multiple brood chambers.
Under certain unfavorable conditions (e.g. weak colonies, unfavorable overwintering conditions), this application method may cause some bee mortality or overwintering bee loss.
Apply only to outdoor colonies with a restricted lower hive entrance. Seal all upper hive entrances and cracks with tape to avoid escape of Oxalic Acid vapor. Smoke bees up from the bottom board. Place 1g Oxalic Acid Dihydrate powder into vaporizer. Follow the vaporizer manufacturer’s directions for use. Insert the vaporizer apparatus through the bottom entrance. Apply heat until all Oxalic Acid has sublimated.
Spraying Package Method:
Ensure bees are clustered before applying.
Spray broodless package with 1:1 sugar water solution (without Oxalic Acid mixed) at least 2 hours before spraying with Oxalic. This fills their stomachs to reduce ingestion of Oxalic Solution.
Mix 1:1 ratio sugar water with 35 grams of Oxalic Acid (same ratio as Solution Method). For a 2 lb package, use 21mL of solution. For a 3 lb package use 31mL solution.
Store bees in a cool darkened room for 72 hours before hiving
HOW EFFECTIVE IS OXALIC ACID?
The effectiveness of Oxalic Acid treatment can be in excess of 95%, but solution method have a higher efficacy.