Re: mite number quiz
Okay, let's say you have a queen that only lays on Sundays, and drone brood require capping for 21 days. Let's say, you treat on Mondays for three weeks.
Originally Posted by HarryVanderpool
Week one - kill the mites in the just laid drones (Group A), does nothing to the capped drones that were laid a week ago (Group B), does nothing for the capped drones that were laid two weeks ago (Group C), and in a couple of days will kill the mites on the drones laid three weeks ago (Group D)
Week two - Group A is capped with no mites, Group B will be developing in their capped cells, Group C will be emerging and get their mites killed off
Week three - Group A is capped with no mites, and Group B will be emerging and getting their mites killed off
Week four (no treatment) - Group A will be emerging with no mites.
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