Ok, we touched on this topic in another thread but I'd like to explore it further. From what I have read varroa mites require pretty much the whole bee life cycle in order to produce sexually mature females. My hives have been dragging out drones who are obviously underdeveloped and show signs of mite damage but I see very few drones who have been allowed to develop to maturity who are obviously crippled by varroa damage. I realize my hives have a significant mite load and will be treating them but was wanting to get your opinion on this. Theresa.