not sure this has anything to do with varroa, but I did open up my new, freebee, swarm hive today. All looks well. I will not treat unless I see mites. I wont use powered sugar.
Now that we are on to food........
I actually live in 'New' Mexico. We don't eat scorpions, (they way...to small here) or that other insect. Though I did eat ants once for. well that was when I was a girl.
Seems a bit a vegan. Pinto beans, hot green or red chili, tortillas. A fresh tomato if I can get it to grow.
Perhaps a pack rat or a robin of I was a Native. Oh wait I was born here. I haven't had to eat one yet. Though the dogs do save me from the vermin from time to time.
from my mud hut