Re: Lots of dead bees AGAIN this winter
This I can help you with. Whatever you are using as a drop sheet clean it off real good and put it in the bottom of the hive for 24 hours. Pull it out and in good daylight take a photo. Any photo software can blow up the photo and it is very easy to distinguish the mite from the specks. Once you see the difference you might be able to see them without the photo. Now the queen, you are on your own. By the time you take the photo she will be on the other side of the frame, or dropped on the ground or who knows where.
Originally Posted by NewbeeInNH
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping