Blue Ridge Bee Company is based in the heart of the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia. When we started hearing of the mass honey bee die-off we became interested in saving this valuable creature. After much studying, we started our honey operation in 2014 and have expanded each year since. One of our main interests was finding ways to mitigate the Varroa destructor mite. At first, we were using harsh chemicals to treat in the spring and fall, but we knew there had to be something better. Oxalic acid vaporization caught our attention when many European beekeepers said that it was hard on mites but easy on brood and bees. However, the vaporizers were very expensive, and we were confident we could engineer a less expensive but comparable product, so we decided to make our own. The vaporizer we came up with is made of high quality materials but did not cost a fortune. Some of the materials include aircraft grade aluminum, 12 gauge wire, and an oak hardwood we like to say it is the lowest costing, highest quality vaporizer out there. We know this vaporizer will be an essential tool in your arsenal against Varroa destructor.