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hi all
just changed the removable floor and collected all the rubbish and have looked under the microscope and found loads of mites still alive,took a video of them to put on here but not sure how to yet,how long do the little blighters live of the hosts
:cheers2:
 

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have you apiguard'd or thymoled them yet?
 

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hi all
just changed the removable floor and collected all the rubbish and have looked under the microscope and found loads of mites still alive,took a video of them to put on here but not sure how to yet,how long do the little blighters live of the hosts
:cheers2:
Ne'then you say mites , this begs the question, varroa mites or pollen mites or some other benign mites who take up residence in a bee hive ?.

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There are loads of different types of mites that feed on the debris of the hive floor.
 

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sorry chaps varroa mites and im apiguarding right now just coming up to the second week
 

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It's not unusual to find quite a lot of live mites when Apiguard is on. They do make a very satislying crunch when squished with forceps.:cheers2: Mike
 

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If the varroa are brushed off into grass away from the bees, will they die quite quickly?
 

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