Dry brush or wash using alcohol the debris off the board into a container with a wide neck containing some more alcohol (100ml is easily enough for a 5 day drop on a big colony). Wash off any debris that adheres to the brush into the container using more alcohol. Leave for a few minutes and the mites, and essentially only the mites, will be floating on the top. Count, then filter all but the bottom slurry through a paper coffee filter into a clean container for reuse on the next colony. If the count is low then you can directly reuse the solution without re-filtering.Having applied api-guard treatment & collecting drop, is there an easy way to separate the mites from all the debris ?
More like 4 - 6 weeks.Apiquard treatment takes 3 weeks.
I agree. No point in counting them, just get them out of there. You wouldn't do anything different during the treatment anyway.Roof top is right that you need not count mites. It helps nothing when your treatment is going.
I have treated mites 21 years and I have never counted mites. I just kill them.
Researcher have calculated thousands of hives when they have revieved the effect of different methods. That is enough to me.