Is it true that stronger colonies seem to have more Varroa than weaker colonies?

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Larger bee colonies have higher mite levels. The more bees, the more mites. Strong hives often rob weaker, varroa infested hives. In the late summer, if your colonies still have a significant mite load after treatment, it may be an indicator your bees may be robbing out neighbouring infested colonies. Always monitor mite levels pre and post treatment.

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June 23, 2021