I am a new beekeeper with three hives. While reviewing pictures that I take when examining my hives I found one that I think is a mite. Actually, this doesn't surprise me since I purchased this hive from someone in January and once I opened it in early March I didn't think that it had been well tended.
Of the several pictures I have taken, only one bee seems to display what appears to be a red dot on its abdomen, just behind the wings. In the picture below it is the bee at about the 3 o'clock position.
If it is a mite is there any treatment that I can do at this time of year?