I know this has been mentioned in earlier posts, but I jut wanted to say a little more about it, and ask a few more questions.
First of all I can say that it works. I checked my hives about 15 min. after application, and there were mites staggering and laying on the ground underneath my hives... lots of them! I have one hive which has been having some problems with mites, a lot of deformed wings, bees staggering on ground in front of the hive, etc. But after two applications (over two weeks) of powdered sugar, it's practically all cleared up! I've found my mite treatment Oh... and it's as organic as you can get too, with hardly any additional stress on the bees, just a messy house to clean!
I have read somewhere on here that when doing this treatment you have to have the right kind of powdered sugar. What is the right kind? I just get the bags at Sam's, I think they have a 10X on them.
Also, will the powdered sugar get into and contaminate the pollen stores?