I drove out to his organic farm to see what he was talking about.

He has been fogging his bees.

I picked up off the landing board a whit larvae about 1/4" long. I do not need reading glasses. I asked him if he knew what those 3 round reddish "things" are?
He said that he was not sure. I explained to him that the items on the larvae were mites!
I am giving him a Russian SMR daughter queen to help him out and to increase the desireable drones in the area.

Regards,
Ernie
Lucas Apiaries