Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
>So Michael, I'd appreciate it if you would take the time to break open a piece of drone comb or 2 this year so you can tell us your mite observations (lots, some, few, none)

The bee inspector does this on a few of my hives every year and here are his results for the last nine years:
http://www.bushfarms.com/beescerts.htm
IMO, a visual inspection for varroa mites is a poor way to attempt detection. Just sayin'.