I did a 24 hour Varroa drop count yesterday. This involves clearing the removable hive floor and counting the Varroa mites which drop out of the hive over a 24 hour period.
- 15 Varroa on the floor of Colony 12;
- 16 Varroa on the floor of Colony 4;
- 30 Varroa on the floor of Colony 8.
These are very high numbers of mites for this time of year.