Slave to the bees
- Jan 18, 2021
- Reaction score
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- Somehow it's escalated to seven.
.....Yes, in the one case you would be using a non-approved formulation to kill varroa and in the other you'd be using a non approved formulation to kill varroa...so totally different!Ahh, but that's totally different and you will be told so in no uncertain terms if you dare to point this out
Whilst I definitely wouldn't ever consider using a non-approved treatment such as "VarroaKO",I doubt that it is illegal to use it. Although it would be illegal to sell honey for public consumption from a hive which has been treated with that product.. But the same will apply to any honey from a hive which has been treated with a non-approved formulation of oxalic acid.
Although the primary constituent of ApiBioxal is oxalic acid, you can also be certain that it contains no additives or adulterants other than specified on the label. I'm sure that we can be pretty confident in the purity of any old oxalic acid, after all, it's not got the street value of cocaine; but you can't be sure of that. As a random member of the public I think I would be surprised to hear that local honey, bought by the roadside, had been produced by bees which had been treated using a bleaching agent used by woodworkers and for controlling the pH levels of the hydroponic solution used in cannabis farming.