Vaporising Varroa!

This morning I went to East Linton to help my friend treat his hives for Varroa with the Oxalic Acid vaporising equipment. 

This afternoon, Stuart and I treated our six hives. 

It’s not a difficult treatment but it can be quite dangerous if you don’t follow the correct safety procedures. It does the bees no harm, although by the sound of the roar from within the hive, they don’t particularly like being disturbed! It’s also wise to stand back when you reopen the entrance and put the mouse guards on quickly!!! Running away works too😂. 

Many thanks to the East Lothian Beekeepers Association for the loan of the equipment. 

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