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Thread: Varroa mites

  1. #1
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    Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
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    Default Varroa mites

    1st year beek here. From what I have read, it seems like all bees are affected by the varroa mite. I looked at my bees very closely and could not spot any. Is this possible or am i not looking closely enough?

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Varroa mites

    Mites that are on the bees can be hard to spot, but the odds are good that there are some mites in your hive. There are a variety of ways to get the mites off the bees so you can do a count. See the link for more info:

    http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/apiculture/..._vardetect.htm
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Varroa mites

    once your hive gets going you can open a little drone brood. the mights like it best. the mites will look like tan spots on the larve

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