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Hello everyone

I don't know if this is one of my bees (chances are good that it is) - is that a mite on its left hand side just below it's wing??. Out of interest I'd be gatefull if someone could confirm either way.

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Mark


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It definitely looks like one to me. That is the location that I found mites on some drones. I have been told that they will also attach themselves to the bottom of the bees, do not know how true this is.
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Not clear enough to make a positive observation for me. Looks a bit small to be an adult mite which is what I might expect to see on a forager. Could be something else, hard to see or say.
 

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OK thanks. I'll make a point to look for it when I'm in any of my hives in future.

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Guyross2:

Good picture, :thumbsup: this is roughly the size of what I would expect to see on a foraging bee. (not to say the other picture isn't perhaps a young mite if it is at all)
 
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