Quote Originally Posted by JRG13 View Post
I'm thinking you're happy you treated? Seems like large mite falls, hopefully you can really put the hurt on them when all the treatments are done or even erradicate them for a short time.
I am definitely happy I chose to treat. I had no idea there were even close to that many mites in the hive. I do plan on doing some things different in the future to keep the mites at bay. I just put a new deep on hive 2 and am trying out foundationless frames. I'm also getting ready to start a nuc from hive 1 with foundationless frames. I do plan on re-queening with a more mite resistant strain and checking the mite drop more often. I am going into my second year keeping bees and I didn't realize the importance of actually putting a sticky board under the hive to check simply because I wasn't seeing mites and I have really good eyesight.

I'm still learning as I go but I want to keep expanding hives and making more healthier bees that can take care of themselves.