quick strip Mite-away
The acrid smell of formic acid is noticeable in the exhaust air coming from the entrance. Click here for instructions on how to use MAQS. Those mostly still had some brood of all ages, and more sealed brood.
One even still had an entrance reducer on. No noticeable brood kill with single strip, but notable mite drop. I was hoping to get adequate mite control by the application of a single strip, similar to the way in which I use a half treatment of Apiguard gel, since the single strip application appeared to be easier on the bees. Screened bottom boards can be left open if used along with top entrances.