I pulled my bottom boards the other day and found three bothersome issues.
#1 After an OAV treatment 2 weeks ago, I still have mites falling...approx. 100 mites on the boards of both our hives in 48 hours.
#2 Our west hive has sugar continuously falling on it from where I put sugar on top of the inner cover. Why are the bees dropping this sugar through the hive like this?
#3 Both hives also have honey/sugar syrup drippings on the bottom board. We removed the feeders back in September. Why would the bees be dropping honey/syrup on the bottom board???
Any and all input/advice/explanations are greatly appreciated as we continue to learn about these fascinating creatures!