Hmm, 5 mites per 300 bees during population increase.
I need to enter the number of mites per 300 bees into the form and select the seasonal phase.
mite level 1.6%population increaseCAUTION
Not too bad. I should look into non-chemical methods and sample again soon.
Beth is in her backyard with her two bee hives. She checks the seasonal phase of the colonies and uses the alcohol wash method to assess the mite population in each.
Back in her house, she opens the MitesSuck website in the browser on her computer and selects the option to assess the risk of mite damage or colony loss. She enters the data from her colonies and clicks submit.
The data from the colony with the higher mite level determines the result. The app shows her the risk level based on mite level and seasonal phase. If she decides to treat, she will do so for both colonies.