Re: Varroa mites never seem to be much of a problem
Well Joseph I assume your also not buying package bees every year either. Perhaps you are isolated to a degree that helps protect your bees. Randy Oliver was here a couple years ago and he published an article in ABJ saying that the bees in NM had very low mite loads. I always thought we are very hot and dry in the summer and maybe that helps keep them to a manageable level. I see them in my hives but I have not treated either.
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