Why not spray the bees with sucrocide mite spray.
It is a totaly organic spray that kills 98% or more of varoa mites. It is a little time consuming but I know of several other beekeepers who do it. You do not need to take the queen out, matter of fact you can spray her if you want to. You can fnd out more at by clicking here. They say in the article that you need to spray the bees three seperate times, but that is only if there is capped brood in the hive. I did it and it works well. [img]smile.gif[/img]
Make sure you join a beekeeping association that is near you to keep beekeeping going. You can find a list of all the beekeeping associations at <a href=\"http://www.beeculture.com.\" target=\"_blank\">www.beeculture.com.</a>