Re: Anyone Check for Mite Biting?
These days I'm lucky to even find a single mite in the hives. I've taken the mite cap broods removal too far to
allow any mites to take a foot hold. In one way I'm happy for the thriving colonies in another I'm sad seeing the
mites gradually going away as I have plenty more mite experiment to be done. Once you have the resistant bees they
are here to stay when mixed in with the local bee population. Vsh alone will not be enough but once they are mixed in with
the allogrooming and mite biting bees then the mites are really in big trouble. I have 4 Cordovan resistant queens coming this Wednesday to
further carry out the mite testing experiment. Time to go back to the elder Russian beekeeper asking for some non-mite resistant queens in exchange for the mite resistant ones I have now. Poor man been trying all these years asking for help in whatever method he can to get rid of his mite problem without any success.
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?