I have posted (too much) about trying to get my hives broodless so there is nowhere for varroa to lay. I am still at a loss as to how long I can cage or in some other manner make my queens stop or cut way back on laying. Can I simply put her in the top deep with no comb for 2 weeks? Is there a way to manipulate the frames so the varroa have to scramble for available larvae of the appropriate age? It is too late in the season to do splits without a ton of feeding and I really have all the hives I want until next year.
Thanks for any suggestions.