I just finished treating but my mite drop is very high, what is going on?

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MAQS and Formic Pro work by penetrating the brood cap to kill mites where they reproduce. The majority of mites (80%) in a hive are found under the brood caps feeding on the developing bees. After a treatment, phoretic or dispersal phase mites (mites found on adult bees) have dropped, however mites killed under the brood caps will drop as baby bees emerge from their cells. To get a more accurate mite count, wait a full brood cycle, or on day +21 (day+0 is day of application)

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June 23, 2021