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The ever-present varroa threat

Varroa mite on bee in top left of image.

I was just beginning to feel very pleased that I hadn’t seen any sign of varroa mites in the observation hive, when one of the little pests was exposed.

I was videoing a bee being groomed (perhaps for varroa) centre-screen when the underside of another bee came into view (top left). And yes, there, as plain as could be, was a varroa mite clinging to its underside. There might even be another mite on the wing of the adjacent bee,

 

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