Today I saw three varroa mites waiting on some drone comb to hitch a ride on a passing bee. I touched one and it ran. I had no idea that those little buggers could move so fast! From looking at close-up photos of their leg arrangement you'd think they would be slow. Not so!
I started using the Dowda method and we'll see how that works for me.
I took 90 pounds of honey from two hives, more to come off later.
Butterchurn<br /><br />Diplomacy is the art of saying \'Nice doggie\' until you can find a rock. <br /><br />Will Rogers