Re: HITS method of mite control
there's good mites and bad mites
with ceranae the good mites became less virulent so as to not deplete their host and source of survival equilibrium was reached.
the varroa mite and the western honeybee are having a difficult time getting there, mostly because of an abundance of honey bee colonies that are kept in near proximity.
our methods should consider selecting for less virulent mites as well as more tolerant bees.
beekeeping since june 2010, +/- 20 hives, tf