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From what I’m gathering on this thread and on others that I’ve been trawling through is that vaping is...well...the best varroa treatment. Others seem to be less efficient and some can’t be used with supers on and/or allow the bees to build an immunity to them over time.

Why doesn’t everybody just vape as their sole varroa treatment?? It’s not that much more of a hassle is it...
a couple of factors in play.....
Brood or no brood
10 hives or 500, time per treatment
Fuel cost
Temperature, weather
Cost
Efficacy
 

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a couple of factors in play.....
Brood or no brood
10 hives or 500, time per treatment
Fuel cost
Temperature, weather
Cost
Efficacy
And ease. Much easier to chuck in a few strips and forget about them for six weeks.
 

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Exspense, I know quite a few association members who wouldn't have a clue about vaping OA.
Maybe there's a lack of training?
Definitely a lack of training. At my local BKA, varroa treatments were not mentioned. A forum member kindly taught me.
 

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....my main reason......plus aversion to faffing about ;)
Five day treatments and torrential rain when you don't need it can be quite perturbing to say the least ;)
 
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