Re: Mite counts still high after OAV - 5x5
David, the weather channel has us mid to upper 80s after Friday so you may be good for Formic Pro. Really suprised mite counts are so high after 5 rounds. What kind of drops were you getting? OAV is working well so far for me but I look for drops and haven't done alcohol washes. My follow up to the OAV is Apivar which goes in two weeks from now. Last year a lot of people treated at the beginning of August and were mite crashing in early November. I'm switching it up this year, OAV first, followed by the Apivar, then another round of OAV in November after the hive goes broodless.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.