Just wondering if they were alive or not. Hard to tell if they can't crawl on the sticky paper.
They didn't appear alive and I wondered the same.Just wondering if they were alive or not. Hard to tell if they can't crawl on the sticky paper.
That's good news! Thank you very much.Varroa cannot live more than a few days without a host.
I am sure the numbers can be stretched, but serve as the typical caseFemale mites produced in the summer live 2 to 3 months, and those produced in the fall live 5 to 8 months. Without bees and brood, the mites can survive no more than 5 days. They can, however, live in a comb with sealed brood at 68F for up to 30 days.
Whoops! Missed that detail!Brood held at 68F may not emerge at all, but it isn't dead.