This afternoon I found two bees with what appeared to be shredded wings or just wing stubs. I had seen this before and I thought that this was just a older forager that was about at the end of it's life ..... or perhaps a bee that had defended the hive.
These bees did not have a "K" shaped set of wings, which I understand indicates a disease. There is no apparent deformity. The wings are shredded or torn/ripped.
Am I correct in assuming that this is just normal "wear and tear" on an older bee?