Re: Varroa question
Did anyone ask the foundress Varroa mite if she PREFERS drone cells to worker cells?
Perhaps it is just the longer capped period of drone brood which allows production of more varroa from the drone cells compared to the worker cells, which some have interpereted to indicate preference. That's the way I see it.
I don't see necassarily a preference. Otherwise we would see cases where an over whelming number of mites come from drone cells and almost none from worker cells. I don't know if that is ever, or has been, observed. Perhaps someone else knows.
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