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Thread: Mites on queens

  1. #1
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    Default Mites on queens

    Has anyone looked at varroa mites on queens?

    I combined a nuc with two other nucs yesterday. Instead of just pinching the queen from the combined nuc I put her in a killing jar. I went back later and got the now dead queen out of the jar. Next to her were two varroa mites.

    I never thought of it before but, how common are mites on queens?

    Tom

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    Mtn. View, Arkansas, USA
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    Default Re: Mites on queens

    I have seen it once in 18 years.

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    Default Re: Mites on queens

    Have seen a few of them on queens a few years back i have also seen them in capped queen cells and seen queens hatch with mite on them been about 10 years ago.

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