Re: Treat mites all the time?
Regardless of where your bees come from….except Australia or Pitcairn Island….they will have mites. The only treatment that might eliminate all the mites from your hive would also likely kill all of the bees. And…if somehow you could eliminate all of the mites without killing the bees….unless you live somewhere totally devoid of bees… within a short period of time mites would find their way into the hive from elsewhere.
Long and short mites will be an issue. Unless you are willing to buy replacement bees every year or two, you will need a plan to manage the mites or their consequences.
PS If you go to your profile you can add a location. Later if you ask questions you may get more meaningful answers if people responding know approximately where you are. A common quote here is ‘all beekeeping is local’.
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