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I did a 24 Hr. natural mite drop count and came up with only two mites so I thought I would do a sugar roll to compare and didn't get any . This is a second year hive that I split about 5 weeks ago that was loaded with mites last year . Late last year I treated with one MAQS , one strip only and they wintered over and were getting very strong so I did the split to stop swarming , I haven't treated yet this year and was afraid they might be getting loaded with mites again . The sugar roll was kind of hard getting nurse bees as the new queen just started laying eggs but no capped brood yet . The only other thing I'm doing any different is using Pro Health in my syrup pretty much to slow down mould growth and any other benefits it would give .

What would you credit the lack of mites to , the brood break a poor sugar roll lack of nurse bees or something else .
 
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