Today I found mites in one of my hives, what do I do this time of year for mite control. I’m not really sure how infected the hive is I just found a mite in a drone cell.
Thanks for the feed back
My plan is to go with drone trapping and open screen bb.
If I start to see higher amounts of mites on the drone pupae, I'll add sugar dusting. Splitting hives keeps down mites too, by disrupting the brood cycle.
you can buy frames of "drone comb" from suppliers that the queen will only lay drones in because of the size. you swap those frames with another drone frame, put 'em in the freezer or feed the drones to the chickens, and you have "trapped" the majority of your mites-which prefer drones.
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