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  1. Diseases and Pests
    I did a sugar roll of my one hive today (my first time ever) and I didn't find a single varroa mite. Is this possible or did I do it wrong? My hive is doing good, they are making honey, raising brood, and bringing in pollen. It is a first year hive from a package too.
  2. Bee Forum
    I decided to not treat my two hives for varroa before wintering ... largely because I was conflicted about it (being a first year beekeeper) and also because I did a sugar roll in the fall and the numbers didn't seem bad at all. I decided to try the "wait and see" approach, and continue...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    My mite count with a sugar roll was 17 per 300 bees before my recent treatment with 2 Mite Away Quick Strips. After treatment the count dropped to 8 per 300. That's below the 3 per 100 threshold I have been using as a guideline so that seemed fine. Well, I checked them today and had 19 mites per...
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