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Offline Jerrymac

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« on: February 27, 2005, 04:52:09 PM »
Temp is up to about 60F here and I strolled out to check the bees. I have the hive sitting on a pallet and was sitting on the ground close by the pallet just watching them. I looked down and saw a bee on the pallet a couple of feet from the hive. Then I took another look and realized it was a drone. This guy looked big compared to the other bees. BUT!!!!! He didn't hardly have any wings. What little wings I did see was like the last quarter inch of a tooth pick.

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Offline Phoenix

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2005, 05:35:26 PM »
Sounds to me like DWV(Deformed Winged Virus) from the mites.

Offline Michael Bush

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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2005, 06:33:53 PM »
Time to check the Varroa mites.
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