Not a pretty picture, but a healthy one
This is certainly not a pretty picture, but it does suggest that the bees in the observation hive might be good housekeepers.
Pictured is a bee disposing of a larva — and the reason is clear: there on the lower end of the larva is a young varroa mite. (Double-click on the picture to see an enlarged version.)
The bees are currently being treated with Apiguard varroa control.
And apologies for the quality of the image, but it is a rare sight and I had only one chance to snap it.
Turlough, Vita’s Guest Beekeeper Blogger