Price excludes GST
InstantVap 18 volt battery powered, cordless oxalic acid vaporizer. Top quality product manufactured in Europe.
This unit makes Vaporizing a breeze for any beekeeper! Its only been on the market since end of 2021 and has been a massive hit in America and Europe. Beequip NZ are excited to be part of the journey by becoming NZ's Sole Distributor!
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.
The InstantVap is powered by common power tool batteries including Makita LXT, Metabo, Milwaukee M18, Bosch GBA 18V & Dewalt 18V/20V. The device is compatible with only one type of battery. We also sell adaptors to convert the Makita Version to fit AEG or Hitachi/Hikoki Batteries. Click here for the AEG Adaptor. Click here for the Hitachi Adaptor. Please select your type carefully. Price does not include any batteries.
Applications & suggested dose rates. Also view the video. See the link below.
1. For beehives with solid bases, apply 2g of vapour at the bottom entry. Block the entry with a wet towel for 7 minutes to trap all the vapour in the beehive while treating other beehives. It is best to treat the beehive when all the field bees are inside to get maximum mite kill. Eg. Cold weather, in the evening, or at night. It could also be done on a day when there is light rain, as long as you ensure that the insulation and electronics inside the InstantVap do not get wet.
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 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 hivemat 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.
We aim to carry stock of each InstantVap battery style. If out of stock, register your interest in the Question form at the bottom of this page because we are regularly receiving new shipments.
6 Amp/hr 18V Makita LXT Batteries also available here
A 12v Version with 4m leads and battery clips is also available here
Respirators must be worn when vaporizing - Check out our range here
For a quick overview on how this works, watch our video below:
The finer details: