Re: Mite Count Results Interpretation
Well, something changed; didn't it?
Maybe your hive went through a supercedure and was broodless during the first test which would have all of the mitesw in the phoretic stage.
Then, after the new queen started laying like a machine gun, most of the mites jumped in cells.
Another possibility is that on the first test you had a hive with a lethal mite load and it is on it's way to crashing.
Mite count numbers alone cannot be interpreted without additional information.
The only additional info is that you did not treat which may be one you soon regret, and that your hives are over the red zone for daily mite drops.
I have exactly ONE less dead-out than you.
That makes my opinion beyond dispute!