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Hi,have got k wing bees in hive lots of dead bees on the open mesh floor a lot of them with small abdomens.There is no mite drop at all on test board the rest of the bees flying really well brood combs perfect sealed and layed right up to the edge.Is this tracheal mites and what should I do about it?
 

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Could be trachael mites. Use Menthol pkg for that. Usually it's a virus and is indicative of mites. The other thing that comes to mind is pesticide poisoning.

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