I applied MAQS to a newly split (first year) hive this morning. By the afternoon I am seeing 100-200 bees, newly emerged, not having deformed wings at all, on the ground by the hive, wiggling around - not dead. I am wondering if the formic acid is just too strong and caused the bees to emerge early, or else that the adults are pulling the new bees out and tossing them out. Not sure, but I think I'm not going to use MAQS again - seems to be too potent. Does anyone have similar experience? Just hoping I haven't driven the queen out or killed queen. I removed the MAQS strips just now to be on the safe side.
Temps are within range: 70s-80s for high temp today.