Re: Varroa mites! Now what?
i haven't faced mite infestation yet. but, i would consider making them queenless, killing all emergency cells, and requeen them with the best available at the time.
i might consider the shake out and restart on foundation if there was a strong flow, (i avoid feeding syrup), or maybe combine the shake out with a growing colony.
but this late in the season i doubt i would do anything with the bees and just see what happens, being careful to at least salvage the comb.
journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives