Re: Selling nucs and queens with mites
It depends, some people dont want bees that have been treated at all. Even bees or packages that are "miteless" will pick up mites from other colonies or even in the field. Its totally up to you, but my thinking now is to treat my main colonies and atleast knock the mite numbers down substantially before making splits. Brood breaks will also slow the mites in nuc colonies.
My mind has changed a lot since I started bee keeping, I went from treatment free to treating with Oxalic Acid vapor, atleast I will as soon as my vaporizer comes in!! I lost my first hive this year to mites which opened my eyes!! And it was a very strong double deep 10 framer.
Personally I wouldnt treat your nucs, I would leave that up to the new owner, its their decision and part of animal husbandry to take care of their bees as they see fit.
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