I never had seen deformed wings no.. I kept checking periodically for that becuase , being a first year beekeeper, I was sure it was going to happen to me. Actually I thought evry horrible thing was going to happen to me the first year: varroa, foul brood, beetles, robbing, swarming, the whole 9 yards so I was constantly montioring the behavior to make sure nothing was going wrong.
The only thing i ever had was hive beetles. The girls popping their heads out looked like they were chewing their way through to get out and then just froze in time. literally. never getting the cap completely off yet.
I would like to know what happened to at least look out for this again..
All we had was instant cold and very very windy condistions from hurricane sandy and, of course, Halloween. Im not even placing off the table that someone came into my backyard and did something since I was not here on halloween night and lots of people were coming thru here.
Thanks again for the ideas.. Im glad I am learning. I wish I could have made it through the winter at least. That was my biggest fear that they wouldnt live thru winter but it was November that I had to worry about.. LOL