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Oxalic Acid Treatment Table

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Table reworked and updated January 3, 2017.

You can download a printable pdf doc of the table at:


 It is critical to mix and apply oxalic dribble correctly (5 mL between each frame of bees), or you risk seriously harming your bees!  Be sure to read:






*Distilled water may be necessary if you have “hard” (calcium-rich) water that reacts with the OA.  To test, heat up some of your tap water in a clear glass container, then stir in a tsp of OA.  If the water turns (and stays) cloudy white, there is too much calcium.

**Granulated sugar can be roughly measured by volume –1 pint weighs ~1 lb; 1 qt weighs ~2 lbs. 

© Randy Oliver 2017



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