Re: Help with Lab results
understood minz, i haven't done enough mite counts myself to know. i still wonder if some of the mites in the heavy hive could have been brought in from the robbing of the weaker one, and if it was enough of a stressor to have weakened the colony so that it couldn't move? if there wasn't much brood or it was already dead it doesn't seem like they would get stuck on it. just guessing.
nice pics! i wasn't able to view the third one until i added a 'g' to the end of the url to make it 'jpg'.
thanks for sharing your case, sorry about the two colonies.
beekeeping since june 2010, +/- 20 hives, tf