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Marvin 

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I placed a National deep frame as frame number six in my 14x12 brood box. Today I cut away the capped drone comb from the bottom and brought it home. My motivation is varoa control and a treat for my hens.

I have pulled out sixty drone grubs and haven't seen one mite. This surprises me.

Any thoughts or comments from you experts out there?
 

Finman 

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Your hives goes well. however the hive will have perhaps 300 - 500 mites in autumn.

If your drones have tens of mites, the hive should be handled in August after yield.

- yes, the hive looks normal.
 

Marvin 

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Thank you for your response, Finman:)

One day I will be confident and relaxed (it will happen, won't it???) but until then I will continue to worry...
 

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