InstantVap COMPACT 18 volt


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Regular price $780.00 Save $-780.00
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The latest 2nd Gen Version of the all popular InstantVap has dropped!

Meet the InstantVap COMPACT!

Similar to the previous generation, this makes vaporizing oxalic acid (OA) in beehives an absolute breeze, however it is better in many ways!

NEW Design:
With a radical overhaul this unit is a lot smaller, lighter and stronger than the previous unit. Focusing on the essentials, this unit is more practical in the field. The unit sits a lot better with most standard batteries. With only one switch, the unit is simply controlled by an LED light.

NEW LED light
This unit is preset to all the right parameters and all you need to do is watch the flashing LED. The light is easy to see even on sunny days. Engraved on the unit is the following guide so you know what your InstantVap is doing:


 By simplifying and making all these changes this new generation is available at a more affordable price

It is very cheap per application! The Oxalic Acid only costs 1.5 cents per beehive for a 3 gram dose (based on buying a 25kg bag for $120.00 +GST in Feb 2023). Treat 1000 beehives for only $15.00 +GST for materials.

The InstantVap is powered by common power tool batteries including:

  • Makita LXT 18V
  • Milwaukee M18
  • Bosch Blue / ProCore 18V
  • Dewalt XR18/20V & FelxVolt Batteries (Note: Power Stack batteries are incompatible)
  • Metabo 18V
  • Ozito PXC 18V
  • AEG Pro 18V 
  • HiKOKI / Hitachi 18V

The device is compatible with only one type of battery. Please select your type carefully. Price does not include any batteries. 

Check out our InstantVap Operational Guide for more info

Applications & suggested dose rates. (Also view the video. See the link below.)

1. For beehives with solid bases, apply 2g of OA vapour at the bottom entry. Block the entry with a wet towel for 5 - 7 minutes to trap all the vapour in the beehive while treating other beehives. 

2. For beehives with vented bases, use a vent blocker sheet and carry out the same process as stated above. The vent blockers can be removed after 5 - 7 minutes.

3. For beehives with vented bases that are very difficult to block, we recommend that you do a 3 gram dose from the top of the hive. A small notch cut from the rim of the hive mat is excellent for winter ventilation and a great spot to apply the vapour. If the beehive has lots of honey supers, a notch cut from the rim of the queen excluder can give good access for the vaporizer. we sell stainless steel excluders with an entry door which is ideal. See the examples on the video.

4. Alternatively, the vapour can be applied through a hole in the front plate of the brood box for the fastest application. Drill a hole as high as possible in the top brood box but close to the side so the vapour penetrates the hive between the outer wall and outer frame. Drill  a 6.5mm hole if using the brass nozzle bare. Drill a 9.5mm hole if using the silicon sleeve on the nozzle. After application, the hole can be blocked up with a golf tee.

6 Amp/hr 18V Makita LXT Batteries also available here

Respirators must be worn when vaporizing - Check out our range here

Cleaning of these devices is important - Watch our Cleaning Video.

For a quick overview on how the device functions, watch our video below:

Included with each Vaporizer:
1 x Vaporizer
1 x Plunger
1 x 500g of OA
2 x Silicone Caps
2 x Silicone Sleeves
2 x Spare O-Rings
2 x Cleaning Caps

The finer details:

  • The device has built-in battery protection electronics.
  • Power: 18V-20V; 250W; 14A
  • Approx. 1Ah is required for heating up, then 1Ah provides enough power for 9 to 10 two gram doses of oxalic acid treatment. Each 2 gram dose takes approx. 18 seconds to vaporize.
  • Stainless, acid-resistant steel frame and dispenser
  • Pre-set operating temperature: 230℃ / 445F (not adjustable)
  • Fast, tool-free, roll-on adjustment of the oxalic acid dispenser, with 1-4 gram scale, dispensing oxalic acid with one push. Replacements or extras are available here They fit perfectly in the handle as well as in the dispenser chamber.
  • 6mm diameter strong brass outlet pipe, not prone to clogging due to the excellent design. Easy to access and clean in case of a blockage, the entire length of the tube is accessible. Some beekeepers drill a 7mm hole in the hive box and insert the nozzle into the hole.
  • Stable in the hive hole, does not fall out or tilt sideways, can support its own weight (But do not lean on it!)
  • There should be a minimum of 100mm free space in front of the nozzle otherwise some of the Oxalic Acid will crystalize on the surface and be wasted.
  • Double-wall furnace, works well in cold, windy weather
InstantVap COMPACT 18 volt
InstantVap COMPACT 18 volt
InstantVap COMPACT 18 volt
InstantVap COMPACT 18 volt
InstantVap COMPACT 18 volt
InstantVap COMPACT 18 volt
InstantVap COMPACT 18 volt