Is there a standard on which to evaluate mite counts to determine the condition of the hive and the effectiveness of the apistan. I am currently checking 2 hives of which you could see the effects of the v-mites. 1 hive had a 3day avg. of 30 mites. The other had a count of 80. I probably will not get to do the fgmo. Mainly because I'm not sure where to get it. I am going to use the Api Life VAR tabs from Brushy Mountain. The plan is to place the tabs in the hive when the strips come out. I'm hoping that this will give me an idea of the effectiveness of the strips. Next year i will try the fgmo.