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Community question: does anyone treat newly hived package bees in the early spring?

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Community question: does anyone treat newly hived package bees in the early spring?

I have heard arguments for both sides.

Since there is no brood it is a good time to wipe out all mites before they infest new brood with Apivar or similar. But also it's a critical time where the bees are very stressed drawing comb and losing population waiting a full brood cycle for replacement workers.

What are some thoughts on whether to treat newly hived package bees for mites in early spring or not?

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