Consider This Scenario: It’s Fall and You are monitoring your Bees prepare for Winter. Your Bees are Looking Good & the Genetic Strain that You have been developing looks Promising in beeing able to maintain the MiteLoad within their threshold, potentially finding a balance with the Mites. The Mite Cou8nts are low, with Sugar Shakes dropping 0-2 Mites, 6 indicating a 2% Infestation. The Populations are Good and they will have sufficient time to Nurture Two More Brood Cycles, adding Prime Young Bees to the Winter Cluster. They are gaining Winter Weight and with two more feedings, the colonies will conclude as Fat Clusters, many of which will require 3) 10 Frame Deep Supers.
Your next bimonthly inspection is Disturbing as You Shake Sugar Rolls, Revealing 3 Digit Mite Counts, Repercussions from Your Neighbor’s Bees Collapsing Issuing Varroa Bombs. The Refugees Moved into your Hives, with Blood Sucking Mites Attached and Your Bees Robbed some of the Food Stores from the Abandoned Colonies, adding More Toxicity. Your Bees are now Off Balance, have Surpassed their Mite Threshold and without Intervention, the Needed Young, Healthy Bees will bee compromised by Mite Infested, Virulent, Deformed Larva. What To Do?
I Reiterate, Sugar Shake Often & Treat Wisely.