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Offline kalium

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Deformed wings ?
« on: April 23, 2015, 04:38:49 AM »
Hi, I just noticed a drone hanging around the entrance, and his wings didn't look quite right. In fact, they were not really there!.

I didn't notice any other bees with the same issue, I haven't opened up the hive up either to take a look.

Any idea what it might be?

http://imgur.com/4fTFvTS



Offline OldMech

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Re: Deformed wings ?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 07:31:19 PM »
Probably DWV (Deformed wing virus) from varroa mites.  Do a mite count and treat if needed!
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Offline Richard M

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Re: Deformed wings ?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2015, 07:42:35 PM »
My bees turfed the drones out for winter a few weeks ago - maybe he lost his when he was being beaten up and thrown out?

We don't yet have Varroa in Australia.



 

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