Varroa Mite photos

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skydragon 

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I recently bought my 11 year old son a cheap USB microscope, the kind that plugs into a PC.

Last night we took a couple of varroa mites from the drop board of one of my hives (they are currently being treated with Apiguard) and looked at them under the microscope.

Ugly creatures !! have a look here http://www.beekeepingforum.co.uk/album.php?albumid=156
 

Dishmop 

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3 National Hives & 1 Observation Hive.(Indoors) & lots of empty boxes..
Anybody know if they belong to the head lice family?
 
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