First year Beek, looking for some input. On September 14, I placed a Mite-Away II pad on one of my hives. I had a mite count of 50 per day on a sticky board drop, which prompted the application. I also installed an entrance reducer and a new sticky board on the slide out tray of the Screened BB.
The activity around the exterior of the hive dropped off, so I am concerned as to what might have happened. I have not opened the hive yet, as I did not want the Mite-Away to be reduced in effectiveness.
I had taken a photo of the hives before the application. I will attempt to attach that file. The hive on the left is the hive that received the treatment. Post treatment activity is now the same on both hives, in other words the low activity of the right hive is now what the left hive looks like.
Is this normal?