Regarding my mistatement over bee 'eggs', let me restate this a bit more accurately...
Hive hygene what it is, the bee larva are tossed out when the mites are discovered in the cell. Whether this is due to the larva being dead with the mite
attached or whether the discovery of a non-perfect bee causes the larva to be tossed, I don't know. But if there is a loss of larva of 200 per day [a 10% loss], doesn't that cause the queen to produce more eggs in order to maintain the hive at 2000 bees/ day ?
Or is it just that I am an American and thinking like a factory worker where if we loose X number of products, we have to make it up to keep afloat.... :?