Very good. Yes I plan on making splits this Spring from the survivor hives. I took a very good course from a beekeeper names Serge Labesque here in California. He says the bees need to be able to live with the mites, pathogens etc. He believes in letting the weak ones die off and making queens from the strong ones that survive. I know many beeks on this forum are doing the same thing.
I have to admit that I am a little nervous about not doing the powdered sugar dustings, but I want to see how the hives do without it.
Also my hives have small mite counts, not really great numbers.