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Treat only the hive with 120+ mites or also treat the hive with 2 mites?

Poll runs till Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:30 am

Treat ONLY the hive above threshold
0
No votes
Treat BOTH hives
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100%
 
Total votes: 1

Jacobs
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Sugar Rolls

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I helped a beekeeper with his first sugar rolls a couple of days ago. The first of two hives had a decent population, a nice brood pattern, and healthy brood. Mite count=2. The second hive had a decent population, scattered capped brood, dead white larvae in some cells, and several bees on a frame with deformed wings. I told the keeper I did not need a mite count to know that this one needed treatment, but we did one to confirm. . .
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120+!

These hives were at the same location. Opinions differ, but I would like to know what folks think--
reedyfork
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If it were me, I would certainly treat both hives - IMMEDIATELY! If they only have two hives and are going to go through the trouble of treating the infected hive, they might as well do them both (if only for practice and as a precaution).

I've never heard of a 120 mite count...
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Depends on the treatment.

Something like Formic pro, that may kill the queen, one only.

Something like OA fumes, both hives.
Jacobs
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Re: Sugar Rolls

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