A swarm left my best hive, (Wednesday, July 3)
(Captured and living in a nuc)
(Friday, July 5) I cut out, froze and counted 267 drone larvae from the hive they left.
On these I found 40 varroa mites.
That's 15% or 1:6 (but I know drones are mite heavy)
To treat or not treat?
No eggs, no larvae found during the inspection
So I've got a virgin queen situation.
I'll inspect again next weekend, hoping to find eggs.
If I do need to treat (I have MAQS ready) or (powdered sugar)
How long should I wait to let the new queen get settled, if she returns and is laying?
Thanks from a hot, humid and constantly raining northern Vermont.