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deadly to the bees

Post by arlon »

We have had very few honey bees this year. Earlier this spring I cought a picture of a honey bee while I was messing around with a reversed lens on my camera. Just by luck I cought a bee with a "varroa" mite on it's back (google "varroa mite" for more info). Apparently the mites infest a bee colony to the point they completely kill it.


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Nice picture!

Google will find a lot more info if you spell it "varroa mite" (which Google suggests if you ask about "vorroa mite").

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Post by arlon »

rjlittlefield wrote:Nice picture!

Google will find a lot more info if you spell it "varroa mite"
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"WHATCHU TALKINABOUT"? Thanks for the tip, I did fix it.. (-:} Arlon
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Post by beetleman »

So that is what they look like.....we want a closer look...closer...closer closer......great find arlon
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Post by arlon »

This is about as good as it gets. Sorry for the image quality but this was shot totally manually (lens reversed on a $5 adapter), shot off hand and the bee was moving. I just got lucky in timing my shot..

As to the great find, it was a total accident. I had no clue the mite was there until I looked at the pictures on the computer..

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