Re: I did the Sugar Shake mite test and... Help!
In my experience, doubling is still conservative. I'd treat.and not half way. If you're going to treat, then do it. I don't think you'd appreciate your doctor treating you for one lung of pneumonia. If you have a queen issue, address it early.
A dead hive from mites means that all your bees, including your queen, are gone. Treating and losing your queen is an actionable event.
For this question, the answer is strategic.
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