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Worried about lack of varroa

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Worried about lack of varroa

I’m a new keeper and I’ve done a total of two alcohol washes to check for mites. Both times I’ve done it I haven’t seen any varroa which freaks me out and makes me think I’ve done something wrong. I made my own system following some tutorials I watched on YouTube. I used 1/8 inch hardware cloth for the lid of the mason jars and swirled a half cup of bees in the alcohol for a extra long time before draining them. Still can’t see any varroa. Has anyone had this issue? I plan on just buying the varroa easy check next time just to make sure, but wanted to know if this is possibly normal?

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