Mite out - getting rid of Varroa Mites without chemicals (2018)

As we go int 2018 I have two hives that have had a summer shook swarm treatment.

Hive one was given a two stage shook swarm in September 2015
Hive two was given a two stage shook swarm in August 2017

Hive one 2018
Hive two 2018

There are eight hives in the apiary and the plan is to move them all to chemical free brood removal management. One of the hives out of the six will be kept queenless for several weeks in the spring for queen cell building.

Click on an image to see more info and videos (2016 and 2017) of my inspections.