Checking hives today. 74 degrees and a little breezy on Feb 23rd... Lots of stuff blooming and bees are building up fast. Too fast I am afraid. One hive checked today had 5 well covered brood frames with new wax being drawn and that frame full of eggs. There was some drone brood between the boxes and mites were visible on the drone pupae.
My question is if the bees are still predominantly in the top brood box. (one box) Would you still dose the hive like its two boxes or just use one spoon of powder as the bees occupy only one of the boxes. I am assuming the tiny spoon that came with my wood bleach is the correct measure for one brood box but not sure. I haven't vaporized anything yet. Hoping to get the mites knocked down before the supers go on which might not be far away barring that looming hard freeze that can happen anytime between now and April.
These mutts seem to do alright on their own but I would like to give them every chance to thrive and pack in lots honey.