Re: Going to try TF again.
Thinking back of my personal experience now, I would not waste a (somewhat) resistant queen on trying to turn around some colony.
Originally Posted by Robbin
Just don't waste time and money.
Instead, create a relatively mite-free start up which they can control forward on.
I would create a shook swarm with no brood whatsoever.
Then intro the new queen to them.
Obviously, need to prop them by frames of stores or feeding.
Not understanding this idea, I wasted two really good queens last year (by plunging them into high-mite situations).
These two colonies held into February (my last two dead outs for the winter).
Shame on me.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.