First mite counts of the year

Not too bad for the 10 frame hive. A little worse for the 8 frame hive. Less than one mite per square per day, which is not terrible, but not great, either. The 10 frame hive seems to be particularly unintelligent at staying off the mite board, though, so we’re going to hold off for a little, and see if we can think of a solution for this. Check out the pictures (with descriptions) for more information:

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About vverweij12

I am an emerging beekeeper in Northern Virginia, starting to learn about helping these wonderful creatures thrive in our back yard.
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