Konasdad, good, keep us informed of things that jump out at you, we all need to learn more.
I read somewhere that if you see 1 mite, you can expect 100 within cells.
Now picture this, if this is a reasonably accurate statement -- 100 mites hatch, they lay some eggs (lets say 5 to make it simple), that is 500 new mites to make 5 mites each, that is a very loose statement of numbers, but that gives kind of the picture of how fast they can take over, I hate the varroa mite, and I don't even like the word hate, it is a very strong and ugly word, but I do
Have an awesome and wonderful day, love our life on this earth. Cindi