Re: High mite count, thoughts?
I actually really like that approach. I really just want to keep and enjoy the bees. Its just hard to get started on a budget when its a numbers game. I bought a colony this year and plan to buy one or two nuc's next season. If I lose the colony this winter and the other two next winter, I am back to square one. It would be nice to build up to enough bees to tolerate failures.
Originally Posted by Solomon Parker
I weighed the hive and did the mite count as part of an attempt to assess it's overall health and to possibly help diagnose winter failure should it occur. In some ways I just wish I hadn't counted the mites at all.
Adam - Zone 5A
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