Re: randy oliver article in january '17 abj
"splits under the Disselkoen method, and raising them in 5 over 5 frame nucs following Michael Palmers principles (as best as I can)....I would like to see ABJ and Bee Culture devote more print to biotechnical methods and hope that Randy investigates them....beekeeping management techniques specifically designed to reduce mite levels in a colony."
Like you I have been following Mel's and Mike's method. Then add one of my own now. Removing mite infested cap brood frames into another colony is a way of Biotechnical control. Do it early enough before the Spring build up is on. Taking advantage of the long live winter bees will give you more time to reduced the mite level doing it a few time. It is all down to the timing!
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?