Found Her..

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by Yankee11, May 24, 2012.

  1. Yankee11

    Yankee11 New Member

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    Found one of our Queens. Heres a picture of her.

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  2. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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  3. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    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.
     
  4. Papakeith

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    thanks for the pictures. It helps me develop my eye to spot queenie. Still photos are great for this at my stage.
     
  5. Yankee11

    Yankee11 New Member

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    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.

    Good eye.
     
  6. PerryBee

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    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.
     
  7. heinleinfan

    heinleinfan New Member

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    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.