- May 2, 2019
- Reaction score
- UK - Hampshire
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
Looking an my numbers and dates, my other 3 hives all saw an increase sometime around the 4th-9th of this month.The hive which has had 5 vapes was checked Monday and another <250 dropped, they had a 6th vape.
Will check the insert tomorrow, I can only think they re now bringing them back from some where ?
I took 650 (yes exactly 650) bees from my most infested hive on 16/6/2020 and sold them to men in white lab coats so they could be experimented on . I was told that not a single mite was found.
I started vaping 70 days later and you have seen the results.
I don't know why but I always imagined hives getting infected with 1 or 2 mites, then slowly spreading. But it seems hives can bring home huge numbers in a short period.
In both our cases, it must be bees robbing from a dieing hive as others have said, I cannot imagin any other way so many mites could get into a hive so quickly.