Treating mites again...

Keeping your colonies alive is not an easy prospect here in the suburbs of Maryland. We have less wildflowers than we used to, the region has a limited nectar flow, and there is an abundance of beekeepers. The more beekeepers the better, right? Well, not exactly. Even if you treat your bees for mites, fellow beekeepers within a 3-5 mile radius may not, and when their colony gets overwhelmed with mites, the bees become weak. Weak hives can't prevent honey robbing, and strong colonies within that radius will rob a weak colony of all their stores within hours. If it's your colony that robbed that weak one, you inherited their mites along with that honey. Even if you treated earlier, you n