InstantVap Vaporizer 18 volt


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Regular price $798.00 Save $-798.00
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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:

  • The device has built-in battery protection electronics. It will turn off at 15.2V, and when connecting discharged battery, it does not turn on below 17.2V
  • Power: 18V; 240W; 13A
  • 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 at 230 degrees Celsius.
  • Stainless, acid-resistant steel frame and dispenser
  • Accurate, dynamic solid-state relay & PID temperature control; i.e. no overheating, no waiting for cool-down
  • Real-time temperature display, controlled temperature, temperature can be individually adjusted from 100-240℃. Default temperature is 230℃ and what is generally recommended.
  • 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 will crystalize on the surface and be wasted.
  • Voltage indicator with nice digital readout. 
  • Insulated furnace, works well even in cold, windy weather.

InstantVap Vaporizer 18 volt
InstantVap Vaporizer 18 volt
InstantVap Vaporizer 18 volt
InstantVap Vaporizer 18 volt
InstantVap Vaporizer 18 volt
InstantVap Vaporizer 18 volt