I assume the answer is no because they have not had enough time to establish themselves?
Borrowing this thread for my question:
We just did a mite count today on our 1st year hive. We cleaned off the bottom board, waited three days and pulled it out. Went over it with a magnifying glass, plucked mites onto a tissue and counted. We had 70 mites.
My understanding is that the count is on the low site. Should we:
1) Medicate, then do another count post-treatment?
2) Do not medicate, do another count in a few weeks?
The number of mites that signal a need for treatment differs from state to state. Here the recommended treatment numbers are an average of 50 to 150 per 24 hours. Check with your state apiary section to find out the number for your area.
The mite load a colony can carry varies from colony to colony. I have colonies that have an average of 30 to 50 and show no damage, and I have a few colonies that are carrying 120+ and show no damage. If you have only a few colonies and can't afford losses, I would suggest treating. As you gain colonies and experience you can determine what the numbers are for your particular apiary and line of bees.
Whatever you see from a mite drop, you can add 3x that amount to your number from those still in the brood!