Varroa Mite Pics

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MarkyMark

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Im surprised over these pics....i have a normal "point & shoot" nikon s600 camera which i place a watchmakers eye glass over the lens to increase the magnification..........works quite well i think considering the size of the mite!
(could just do with better light to get a clearer pic!)

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ribblesbees

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Not bad at all, better than I could do I know. Well done.

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Very good.

Ugly little mites arent they
 

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Last year I had one hive with a normal (if there is a normal) amount of varroa. I found that on inspecting bees we must also look underneath the abdomen as the varroa mite tries to squeeze between the joints of the abdomen.

Here are a few shots of varroa.

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Urrggg they look even nastier that MarkyMarks piccies make them look.


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MarkyMark

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Nice pics bcrazy......can i ask what you used to take those pics ?
 
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