April 10, 2017
From: The Sentinel
When mites go undetected, they can destroy a whole colony, and a backyard beekeeper may not even know what happened. And, because these mites can travel up to 2 miles, beekeepers may eradicate the mite from their yards, only to find them right back there again, van Engelsdorp said.
After someone treats a hive, “a month later, they are through the roof,” he said of the number of mites.