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Author Topic: How many is too many?  (Read 458 times)
H Wray
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« on: August 25, 2012, 02:23:57 PM »

I checked one of my hives yesterday for mites. Used a sticky board. Left it in 24 hours, I counted 25-30 mites.
Should I treat them?  I use "Mite-Away Quick Strip".  I don't want to treat unless it is necessary.
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 03:28:35 PM »

Do the same thing twice more to get a 3 day count. Divide the total by 3 to get an average. If the hive has 1 brood box, treat if the average is more than 20. If it has a double brood box, treat if the count is above 40.
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