The protagonist for the use of food grade mineral oil (FMGO) is Dr. Pedro Rodriguez.
Dr. Pedro Rodriguez (DPR) started evaluating and using nothing but FMGO in 1996. DPR started research with FMGO because of its known qualities as a non-chemical agent used by many medicinal companies and in its use as a non contaminating lubricant.
To make FMGO a credible treatment for Varroa mite research was undertaken to determine the efficacy of FMGO and the mechanism by which it eliminated the Varroa mite.
DPR trialled various methods of using...