see if you can follow this. using hopguard, which recommends treating once a week for 3 weeks, but we've since learned the strips dry out and are probably only effective for 3 days, would you kill more mites using 3 treatments once per week, or putting the second treatment on at day 4 and the 3rd at day 8? i am waiting until i pull honey either way. i treated twice in 2 weeks in the spring and saw big drops, but do have mites now. treating about 50 hives all in one location. thanks justin