Early January and finally the weather got cold , which is perfect for gassing the girls in the beehives.
At this time of year there should be very little bee babies in the hives , so its a good time to gas the girls with oxycylic acid which is made from rhubarb .
We were gassing the girls because we wanted to kill off any bugs that might be in the hive , the bugs we are after are varroa destructor .
Needless to say - the girls were not happy
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