While mites appeared to be virtually non-existant in several of my hives I decided to treat 2 of them that had produced a few during a series of weekly sugar shakes back in August. The results have been a bit unsettling; in both hives the earlier mite counts had been minimal, never more than 5 to 10 and sometimes none. Since the thymol treatments (2 treatments in Sept and early Oct) mites have been falling onto the sticky boards in large numbers and they're still falling - is this typical of a thymol treatment?
With 2 years experience with Apiguard, yes. I treat for a total of 6 weeks straight, Thymol knocks the mites down pretty well for me.