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ROACHMAN 

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Got my nuc last weekend and have sucessfully installed it into the hive.

Noticed today that there were 2 bees with stunted wings walking around the ground by the hive.

Is this a sign of varroa ? I have examined the 2 bees carefully and there are no varroa on them or is this just an abnormality that affects a certain percentage of bees born due to fluctuating humidity levels ?

James
 

Onge 

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Yep thats varroa (deformed wing virus).

Don't worry about it though unless there are loads of them walking around.
 

Hivemaker. 

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But don't let it get to the state that there are loads of them in the colony.
 

Peter Cox 

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Varroa in the capped cell with the devloping bee. You won't necessarily see any on the adult bee.
 

MJBee 

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DWV transmitted by varroa. Check with your supplier and find out what treatment(s) they have had and when. If in doubt - treat.

I lost a whole colony last year - from thriving to expired in 4 weeks:mad:
 

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