High mite count, thoughts?
I did a three day sticky board check and came up with over 130 per day. This is my first check. Other than the high count, the colony seems fine. Drawing comb with the fall flow here and already weighing in over 100lbs. No sign of DWV. Can a colony continue to function and successfully overwinter with a mite count this high? I have come to terms with the fact that they may not. I am just to trying to get sense of whether survival is realistic and if there was anything that other treatment free beekeepers had done in this situation?
Last edited by zhiv9; 08-28-2012 at 06:21 AM.