On September 26th I first noticed dead Varroa Mites on the hard, white bottom board insert. Today I was researching VM control, primarily on honeybeesuite.com. I found the posts inserted below. As a result:
- I’m going to leave the bottom board out permanently.
- I put a bunch of wood chips under the raised hive.
- I put red cedar chips, from the pet department at Wal*Mart, on top of those wood chips.
In a week, I’m going to put the bottom board insert in, overnight, again, to see if I still have any Varroa Mites.