I am a new beekeeper and I have an experienced keeper coming to treat my hive for varroa mites with Oxalic Acid Vapor. I’ve read that you shouldn’t do this with any type of super on because it could contaminate the honey. I’ve also ready that the extreme heat can cause damage to some frames.
I have a Flow Hive and have 3 questions related to this:
- My experienced bee keeper friend tells me that Oxalic Acid is organic and will not cause any harm to the Honey so I don’t have to remove the super. Is this accurate?
- Everything I read says not to leave the super on, but how do those bee’s get treated if you don’t leave it on?
- Will the heat from the vapor cause damage to the Flow Frames in the Super since they are plastic?
Thanks in advance for any guidance!