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Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by Yankee11, May 24, 2012.
Found one of our Queens. Heres a picture of her.
Very nice indeed!
Nice looking queen! :thumbsup: I see a mite on the bee at the top of picture #1, about an inch to the left of twelve o' clock.) No big deal, 1 mite, but something to keep an eye on.
thanks for the pictures. It helps me develop my eye to spot queenie. Still photos are great for this at my stage.
Wow, I wondered what they looked like.
That little round redish looking thing?
Thanks for pointing that out. Now I know what to look for. I figured at some point I would have start learning about mites and controlling them.
That's it, the little red thing just below her wing. Again, not something to get freaked out about, we all have to deal with mites.
I remember when I first started I had this bizarre idea that somehow my bees would never have the problems other beeks bees had. :roll:
That idea left pretty quickly, no one is immune.
Heh, can't believe Perry spotted that!
I think of mites like fleas and ticks...if you've got a dog that lives outdoors or goes there often, that dog is *gonna* have fleas and maybe ticks. You'd want to make sure the dog doesn't get so many that it makes her sick, but just seeing a few doesn't mean you have to run out and do a full on flea-dip on her that day.