I just did a dusting to find that my varroa mite is at threshold and I am thinking I need to treat :( I haven't treated before other than by using regular powdered sugar dusting. So, after doing a little reading, I am wondering what other bee keepers have used in the past and what they have had the best results with. I'm thinking of using either apiguard or formic acid. Keep in mind also that I am in North/Central Florida; I have some capped brood, though the numbers are low at this time of year. My hive is pretty strong...
My other hive (only have 2) has a good mite count (it swarmed late in the season, but built up well), but I am also wondering if I am treating one hive if I should go ahead and do the other hive as well? Or wait until I have a problem? No sure if this is common practice given drifting bees, etc.?
Thanks in advance,