Oxalic Acid Treatment Table
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