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Thread: Newbie mistake?

  1. #1
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    belmont,Mississippi,USA
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    Default Newbie mistake?

    Okay. Did two sugar rolls on each of my two hives today. First and second rolls from hive one had 0 mites. 0. Hive two had 0 mites in the first and 2 in the second. And I used the standard one-half cup of bees (plus a few extra) and two tlbs. of powdered sugar. Now, in July, I would find 6..7..8 mites in the oil tray the day after working my hives. So I ask, does this seem right?

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    Auckland,Auckland,New Zealand
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    Default Re: Newbie mistake?

    Totally possible.

    Sugar rolls are easy, but also a less reliable test. (in my opinon)
    44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).

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