Re: mite counts in tfb
Well, bizzare as it may sound, my hives that have a large (natural) amount of drone comb and drones, have done better mitewise than the hives that have a restricted amount of drones.
Of course that goes against everything we've ever been taught, we all know it's a fact that drones are mite factories, right!
It could be that i've only got a few TF hives and it was just chance. But anyhow I'm going to keep observing this to see if it starts looking like there's a correlation.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).