Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: premie bees

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Springfield New Jersey
    Posts
    119

    Question

    I have noticed what look to be some sort of deformity in my bees. They look smaller paler and have tiny eyes. Could this be from mite infestation, PMS ? The deformed bees look like they were premature. All of these bees came from late nucs that have never been treated for mites.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
    Posts
    45,794

    Post

    If they are just smaller and fuzzy that's what bees look like when the emerge. Be glad you have a lot of young bees.

    If they have deformed wings, then I would be concerned about Varroa.

    If they are crawling around out front on the ground and had "K" wings then I'd be concerned about Tracheal mites.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads