A warning for other farmers. My hive has been taken over by mites. I've just cleaned out all trays and put all content into the freezer. There was some 'dust' in the corners. When I took a spoonful of dust it started moving over the spoon. Then we noticed there are extremely small mites all over the place and not only in the hive 🙁
Photo mite on teaspoon:
Video mite moving:
Overview of the baby tray (approx 10 days old).
Happened to me as well.
Hence why I'm trying to sell.
I've never seen mites in the UK before, until Hive.