Basic biotechnical mite control was developed many years ago.how should I reduce my mite treatments without putting my bees’ lives at risk?
It may look busy on the first look (as if the non-ending treatment is not busy).
The biotech mite control is nothing other than basic apiary management - with adjustments.
At the very core it has the idea of "clean (re)start" which appears to be working for me.
This I view as a basis of RT* management.
In favorable settings and with reliance on resistant stock, the treatments can be reduced to zero.
In unfavorable settings, the treatments are still minimal.
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*RT - reduced treatment