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  1. #1
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    what does it mean when i find an increase in whitish or light tan varroa mites on my trays,they are smaller and i presume young adult.

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    Those are the immatures. What it means would depend on what's happening in the hive.

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    i sugar dusted them

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    Sugar dusting wouldn't affect the larvae as far as I know unless the sugar actually got into the cells. The appearance of significant numbers of immatures shows that the bees are removing infested larvae or pupae. Its always a good sign, whatever the reason.

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    thanks

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    Big question is, what are to bees up to? Are you finding any larvae thrown out of the hive, or on the hive floor? If so, it could indicate that tehy're clearing out infested brood, which would be a really good sign.

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    Robert Brenchley

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