OAV with supers on

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OAV with supers on

Unread post by BDT123 » June 14th, 2017, 9:57 pm

So I know the 'rule', no treatments with honey supers on.
If a vapour barrier was installed prior to OAV, between brood chambers and honey supers, would that suffice for prevention of 'contamination' of honey with Oxalic acid? OA is normally found in honey but would the 'background level' be raised to unacceptable levels using a technique like this? I don't anticipate having to do this, mite levels are acceptable now, but if treatment became priority, what then?
Would removing the honey supers for a few days be a better option? Would like to hear other's thoughts.
Not dealing with a hundred hives, just a few.
Best to all,
Brian

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Re: OAV with supers on

Unread post by BDT123 » June 14th, 2017, 9:59 pm

I should have added, there is an upper entrance on all my hives, currently providing access to the honey supers directly.
Brian

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