Testing for varroa mites
was a bit concerned by the bee hive that dropped 540 varroa mites in
three days when I tested
in the middle of September, so I decided to do a
re-test and see what the mite populations are like in early
November. This time, all I had on hand were some four inch wide
strips of cardboard that are a byproduct of the way we package our pre-made
chicken waterers, so
I went ahead and lathered those with petroleum jelly and stuck them
under the screened bottom boards of our hives.
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