Getting ready to say goodbye to a hive soon. I put Apivar in August 1 and checked today. There were several bees with deformed wings, you can see a mite on a bee in one of the pictures, and the brood doesn’t look too good. This was a package installed on drawn comb that was thriving and was treated with OAV 2 times before supers were put on in May. No treatments of any kind from May through end of July when the supers were on. There were other hive that have the exact same fact pattern and issues. Questions: is the dead uncapped brood in the pictures due to mites? How in the world can you keep bees from dying due to mites?
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